Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Nightmare Decision

No, We Want The Old Mattress Back

A woman in Tel Aviv, Israel, threw out her elderly mum's old mattress - not realising it was stuffed with £500,000. She was searching local tips for the cash and security had been stepped up to keep out treasure hunters who had heard about her plight.

FOOTNOTE: Saving(s) grace.

15 comments:

maryt/theteach said...

Isn't that a terrible story? Sad, sad! Thanks for commenting at my blog. I appreciate it! :)

sujata said...

wow!! taking care of the older generation's sentiments does pay hmm!! thanks for reccomending my blog. I appreciate it truly.

Gaston Studio said...

I agree with marytheteach that it's sad... but I wonder from where the elderly mom got the half a mil?

Daryl said...

Too much .. this is clearly an infectious mistake .. I told you about a woman here in the NY area who claims she had thousands in her mattress which she forgot about .. tossed the mattress out and then remembered ... oy!

Ananda girl said...

Oh my gosh... would that not make you ill?

I guess she should have slept on it instead. hahahahaha

Thanks for dropping in my Sunday... your Monday!

Chapati said...

Hehe I heard about this one. I hope she found it!

Brian Miller said...

wow. never know what you are sleeping on...good luck with that one. off to start my search. know where i can get discount tickets to Tel Aviv?

Angie Ledbetter said...

Sometimes you really are better off not knowing.

willow said...

I saw that story on the news! Oops. I bet that landfill is full of treasure hunters.

Pyzahn said...

Gives new meaning to...no good deed goes unpunished.

Tranquility said...

That is so sad. I hope she's able to find it - money still inside.

Maggie May said...

I wonder if she got it back?

Southern Drawl said...

How sad...I hope she finds it!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Doesn't the saying go "One man's junk, another man's treasure"? NOT a profitable mistake!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog...I'm honored!

Shrinky said...

The most expensive spring-clean ever, eh?