Saturday, April 22, 2006

Flush, Goes Retirement!

Bills As featured on the Carnival of the Insanities!

One of the more interesting stories making its way around the web this morning concerns a German pensioner who thought his retirement money in the form of German marks was worthless.

So what do you do with supposedly worthless money?  Well, of course, you flush it down the toilet.

And that would have been the end of the worthless marks, except for two things.

First, when you flush the equivalent of almost $19,000 US dollars down the toilet in smaller bills, you're gonna have a roto rooter problem. 

Second, when authorities are alerted of said water-logged money clogging their sewer system, they are likely to come and tell you that the money is not worthless and can be easily converted at any German bank into euros.

The moral of the story? There are many tantalizing possibilities, but why don't we go with the obvious: Don't go flushing your retirement down the toilet.

Hat Tip:  Wasted Blog

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/2006/04/flush_goes_reti.html

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