A story picked up by various media this week is the news that a beggar, Laxmi Das, has managed to save over 30,000 rupees over a period of 44 years, begging at a busy junction in Calcutta, India.
For her old age of course.
Rather than buying food and drink, she hoarded away spare coins since the age of 16 and now, at the grand old age of 60, had enough to open a bank account and get a credit card.
Exchanging her 30,000 rupees (about US$690), she was told by local police to put them in the local bank, as it’s far safer than keeping them in the iron buckets she had in her house.
So they say.