Greeks Spooked by Debt Clashes Put Cash Under Bathroom Tiles
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Greeks Spooked by Debt Clashes Put Cash Under Bathroom Tiles
Greeks Spooked by Debt Clashes Put Cash Under Bathroom Tiles

(Bloomberg) -- Georgios Karavelas drives a taxi in Athens and for the past month has been a silent witness to what ordinary Greeks are doing with their cash.

One passenger, he said, told someone on his mobile phone that he’d withdrawn 25,000 euros from the bank, taken it home, worked loose a tile in the bathroom and stashed the money there. Another took the cash to his village and buried it in the garden. Yet another fashioned a small safe box in the air-conditioning unit on his balcony.

“I can’t fault these people,” said Karavelas, 37. “They were obviously people who had worked hard for their money, with families and jobs, not oligarchs.” (...)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2...room-tiles

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2015 Feb 06 01:10
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RE: Greeks Spooked by Debt Clashes Put Cash Under Bathroom Tiles
Christ, imagine having twenty-five grand in the bank! Eek

And here´s me wondering if I should do the same with my dwindling two grand! Big Grin

"And now if a whole nation fell into that? In such a case, I answer, infallibly they will return out of it. For life is no cunningly-devised deception or self deception, it is a great truth that thou art alive, that thou hast desires, necessities: neither can these subsist and satisfy themselves on delusions, but on fact. To fact, depend on it, we shall come back: to such fact, blessed or cursed, as we have wisdom for."
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2015 Feb 06 11:44
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