It’s a line that may become a classic, in a similar vein to Robert de Niro’s famous Are you looking at me? from the film Taxi Driver.
Are you chewing my cash?
Why would this line be even remotely notable?
Well, there’s a sad little news story on BBC’s website yesterday: Termites feast on trader’s money.
This is the story of a
Dwarika Prasad, who placed his life savings in a safe deposit box of
the Central Bank of India in 2005. Far safer than stuffing the money
under the mattress.
So, when Mr. Prasad went to get his fortune back in 2008, all he found was dust and shreds of bits of paper.
fact that the bank is ignoring his pleas for reimbursement is rather
mean, but the lesson must be to put everything on a computer disc.
Far safer as you can back it up.
HSBC lost 370,000 customers’ details on a computer disc.
Darnit. I guess you can’t win ‘em all after all then …