A fire that broke out last Saturday in a Zhejiang house burned around 20,000 yuan in cash to a crisp.
A total of 80,000 yuan was stashed in the Tonglu county home when the blaze broke out. Fortunately the owner, surnamed Mao, was able to retrieve some of the destroyed notes from the ruins and hand them over to a bank.
Upon sorting through the piles of wrecked cash, bank staff were able to accept 556 banks notes valuing 55,600 yuan, and issued a deposit receipt of the amount to Mao.
Many netizens associated the incident with China’s nosediving stock market, jokingly commenting that “It is actually very lucky. It’d have been worse had the amount been invested into stocks!”
“The moral of the story is that the cash is better being burned than put into the stock market. Only 20,000 yuan was burnt down from a total of 80,000 yuan. There’d be nothing had it been put straight into the stock market,” one netizen said.
Maybe, but as we’ve learned time and time again, it’s probably best to store your cash in a bank.
By Joyce Ng
[Images via Oriental Daily]