Man Hides Life Savings in Oven, the Obvious Occurs
It would have behooved one anonymous Australian man (who wisely refuses to be identified) to be aware of this tip before he decided to hide $15,000 Australian dollars (about $15,652 US) in his oven. Why, you may be wondering, would anyone think it’s a good idea to put money in an oven?
Allegedly, the man in question thought it would be safe “because his wife never used it”. Ooh, burn.
The fifteen grand was value of a Toyota Supra that the man had recently sold, and he had intended to put the cash toward his mortgage. Unfortunately, his wife, struck with culinary inspiration, decided to cook up a batch of chicken nuggets. While preheating the oven, she noticed that something was amiss.
And with that, $15,000 was reduced to a twisted, melted mess. Like Canada, Australia uses plastic bills, which are generally more durable than paper bills, but also melt when exposed to high temperatures such as those found inside an oven.
Unsurprisingly, the bank is not too keen on exchanging a hunk of melted plastic for $15,000. While the man may be able to get some replacement money, it looks unlikely that he will be able to recoup the full value of his melted money.
Once again, I feel it bears repeating that the oven is not a suitable storage space for anything except food that you intend to eat in the near future. If, for some reason, you are unable to store your money in a bank, there are plenty of better hiding spots. Hide it in your mattress, hide it in a safe, hide it under a rock that has no earthly business in a Maine hayfield – just don’t hide it in an oven. This has been your Twirlit PSA.