This Money NEEDS to be Laundred!

17 07 2007

In Japan a unknown philanthropist (of sorts) has been putting envelopes filled with money in public toilets, with a small handwritten note telling people the money is for “self enrichment”

Hummm, what kind of wack job puts money IN a toilet, and who pulls anything OUT of a toilet?

I certainly hope these people washed their hands afterwards!

Money found in toilets across Japan

TOKYO —Envelopes containing 10,000 yen ($82) bills and well-wishing notes have been discovered in municipal toilets across Japan, media reports said, baffling civil servants and triggering a nationwide hunt.

Local media have estimated that over two million yen ($16,400) worth of bills were found at men’s rooms in city halls in at least 15 prefectures (states) in recent weeks.

Each package of 10,000-yen bills, some wrapped in traditional Japanese washi paper, was accompanied by handwritten letters that read “Please make use of this money for your self-enrichment,” and “One per person,” according to reports.

Officials are baffled over the identity of the benefactor or any motives, the reports said. Packages turned over to police were to be kept for some time in case someone claimed them.




2 responses

19 07 2007

Well over here in the UK money is often referred to as dirty filthy lucre – now i know why – LOL!

Would I be tempted to reach down the toilet for some? You bet! But I would put disposable gloves on first.

19 07 2007

If I knew it was money, maybe, but it was in envelopes.

How did they know it was money. Was the envelope wet? Was there a window in the envelope? dumb luck?

I just can’t imagine putting my hand into a (public) toilet on a whim.

Call me a princess, but gag me with a spoon! Yuck!


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