Wife accidentally cooks husband's $15,000 cash after he stores it in oven
A man in Sydney who took the unusual step to store $15,000 of his own money in an oven has found all of his cash accidentally cooked by his wife.
The peculiar decision was made by an unnamed father-of-two - who did not want his name made public for obvious reasons - who had been given the sum (the equivalent of €12,765) in cash after selling his Toyota Supra sports car.
Believing that the cash would safe in the oven because his wife never uses the appliance, the man later returned home to find that his wife had pre-heated the oven to make chicken nuggets for the kids and in the process, had burnt his entire stash of cash.
"It was everything I had," the embarrassed and irate man told Ninemsn. "I've got nothing to my name. That money was supposed to go towards my mortgage.
"I had a call from Westpac [an Australian bank] on Tuesday asking me when I would pay because I missed a payment on Monday. I told them 'I'll pay tomorrow' but then the money was burnt'."
His distraught wife added that it took her a long time to compose herself before revealing what she had done. "I struggled to breathe, I said 'I burnt the money, I burnt the money'. I felt like I was going to faint," she said.
Hopefully the wife at least cleaned up the mess she had made afterwards - it's the least she could do, right?