A man in Jilin province who was paid 50,000 RMB in 1-yuan coins had a hell of a time finding a bank that would cash his haul.
The man, surnamed Li, worked for a company in Changchun. One of the company’s clients owed him 100,000 yuan, and he told Li the money was his if he’d accept the bulk of it in 1-yuan coins. Li agreed and drove up in his jeep to meet the client, Tencent News reports.
Upon realizing that 100,000 1-yuan coins comes to a staggering 600kg, Li knew that there was no way he could possibly take it all back with him, so he settled on 60,0000 yuan—10,000 of it in 1-yuan notes and the rest in 1-yuan coins—for the time being.
Afraid that no banks would want to take his massive deposit, which now weighed a sturdy 300kg, Li decided to cash in the 10,000 yuan notes, just to test the waters. He eventually found one bank that accepted his stacks of money, but it took three employees two hours to count it all. By the time they were finished, they told Li that they refused to take any more money from him. He attempted to find someone who would take his 50,000 yuan in coins, but was rejected by one bank after the other.
Finally, Li found one ICBC branch willing to take the coin deposit and he left all 300kg of it in the hands of the bank’s now miserable employees.
The employees placed the rolls of coins on the counter, and counted each one under the watchful eye of the CCTV camera. They checked for fake coins, then rolled ’em up into 50-coin bundles.The saddest part of it all? The bank didn’t have enough employees to have them sit around all day counting money, so the poor tellers had to work overtime, over several days. Li and his client are dicks.
By Dina Li