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So yeah, storing money in the oven is a terrible idea. My bf (we'll call him Huck because he's a dumbass) is a bit paranoid and insisted on hiding the money somewhere where burglars couldn't find it. I told him it was fine since our nearest neighbors are a couple miles away but he insisted so I just gave up. Didn't realize that idiot would hide the cash in the oven then have a huge brain fart and use the oven to cook. We aren't complete idiots though, we do keep our life savings in the bank. The reason Huck put money in the oven was because we live on a farm that's a bit distant from the nearest major bank. We keep some money on hand in case something breaks and we have to fix it or make repairs and such. It's quicker when we have the money on hand. Otherwise we'd have to spend a couple hours driving to the bank, buying supplies, then coming back. Also while money does burn at 451 degrees, 451 degrees is the auto-ignition point of paper (the temperature that paper catches fire without being exposed to an external flame). So if the air temperature was 451 degrees the money would have burned but Huck put the money at the bottom of the oven, right on top of the hot metal burner thingy (I don't know what it's called) and that metal thing gets red hot. But yeah, Huck realized his stupidity after the oven finished preheating and managed to save some of the money though a third of it still burned to some degree. I'm still pretty pissed regardless and kinda feel like shoving Huck into the oven as well. The fact that he was trying to be nice by cooking dinner is the only thing preventing me from completely going apeshit on him. The first thing I'm making him do is go to the bank and try to replace the money. And he will never be in charge of safekeeping money ever again.
By Lucachoo - / Tuesday 22 September 2015 00:35 / United States - San Francisco
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By  exoticDeath  |  20

Why would you even THINK of hiding $3,000 in a oven? That's like withdrawing all the money in your savings account so you can have something to throw into the fire when you go camping.

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By  exoticDeath  |  20

Why would you even THINK of hiding $3,000 in a oven? That's like withdrawing all the money in your savings account so you can have something to throw into the fire when you go camping.

By  tim374  |  25

In Australia you can get it replaced, try contacting your equivalent of the Reserve Bank. This exact same thing happened to a colleague of mine.

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  lukian_fml  |  29

In Australia the money is plastic, so there is probably some proof it was destroyed. I doubt central banks hand out money for free. However, the safest place to hide money in Australia is in a savings account.

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  VonBlitzkrieg  |  26

Well, it seems like OP was aware of this the entire time as well, so she's a moron too. How do I figure? Glad you asked. Well, because he went through with cooking out and setting up the table (must have, hence the romantic setting) which I figure most people would be too bummed out to do if they immediately realized they burned thousands, so it must have been OP who walked in, realized the food was cooked in the oven, and went "wait a minute... You took the money out first, right?" Sorry, I just started re-watching Sherlock.

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