Out of the Blue

Having a fine time with our visiting friends. I planned on whipping up some omelets for breakfast this morning, but it turns out this was not a favored choice for most of the crew. So we shifted gears and I made waffles which worked out fine. This was against the odds, considering I screwed up the recipe by mistaking ounces for cups in adding the flour, which I thankfully caught before it was too late. This was also the first time in about ten years that we actually used the waffle iron, so we couldn't even be sure it would operate properly. But they came out properly, except, of course, for the first one, which is almost always a disaster. The twins went so far as to declare it the best breakfast ever, so I'm pretty high on myself right now.

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Re: A Michigan man found $43,000 in a second-hand couch. He returned it all.
Jan 20, 2020, 01:40
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Re: A Michigan man found $43,000 in a second-hand couch. He returned it all. Jan 20, 2020, 01:40
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Cutter wrote on Jan 19, 2020, 14:28:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 19, 2020, 14:02:
I gotta say, I'm not sure I am that honest...

Oh not a fucking a snowball's chance in Hell. I'd say the odds against that money being clean in the first place would be astronomically small. And of course there's the ancient law of "finders keepers losers weepers". Who would stash that sort of money - legally earned - in a couch...and then forget about it. Come on.

The owner died. (I suspect he has a hard time remembering at this point)

In any case, it's a reasonable wealth storage approach for anyone who has had their identity stolen, and doesn't want to deal with trusting a bank not to transfer out their savings into oblivion.
All it takes is for an id thief to call the bank, ask for a password reset, provide your PII, log in, and transfer money. If they immediately re-transfer it overseas, or cash out, it's GG.

Sadly, it's the fiscally responsible that are at greatest risk. They actually have savings. People up to their noses in loans have assets that the debts are against, and you can't transfer away cars or houses with a few clicks.

If you were caught up in either the OPM hack, or the Equifax hack (which afaik is more than half the u.s. population), you are more likely to deal with ID problems in the future than you are likely to have your house broken into and thoroughly searched.

Older people hid cash all the time, before they trusted 'them new fangled computerized banks'.
And nowadays, ironically, it's even more practical than ever.

-scheherazade

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