By Lucachoo - 22/09/2015 00:35 - United States - San Francisco

Today, my boyfriend cooked us a romantic dinner using the oven. The oven he recently hid $3,000 in for safekeeping. We essentially just spent thousands of dollars on a casserole. FML
I agree, your life sucks 22 825
You deserved it 12 561

Lucachoo tells us more.

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.

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Well hiding money in an oven isn't a very good idea. Takes a whole new meaning to burning through cash.

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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Well hiding money in an oven isn't a very good idea. Takes a whole new meaning to burning through cash.

I'm still trying to figure out how you didn't see 3,000 dollars when you put the casserole in the oven

I'm sure it was lost to preheat...

I don't know why she is getting ydi she said he, not we.

deserves it for putting money there

deserves it for dating someone who doesn't realize there is 3k in an oven...

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.

I mean, my money has been pretty safe in a bank account nearly my whole life. Maybe that's just me.

I think the lesson we all learned here is: never hide things in the oven!

its sad we even had to learn this lesson

Yeah. Everyone knows that you hide money in the freezer. Well... um.. I mean USED TO! Phwew! Close one.

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.

Wait, this exact thing? Is it common to store money in ovens and no ones told me about it?

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.

Well that really sucks.. But then again, not the best idea of hiding the money in the oven.. How about the freezer?

Or... and this might be too much of a revolutionary idea but you could use a bank.

What are you crazy! Don't trust the bank they steal your money!

How about a safe??

You should've used a slow cooking for that casserole

Your boyfriend is a moron.

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.

Paper causes fire. How was this not obvious?

who? why?.. yall are idiots for keeping it there, cant say anything else

Next time, try the freezer? Maximum sketchiness and appearance of impropriety, without the risk of accidentally baking your dough.

I'm more concerned to why you would keep 3,000 in the oven..