Chinese man buys van with huge pile of 10p notes
Any of you thrifty sorts still save loose change in a big whisky bottle or a large sock? You definitely should because, as they say, look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.
A Chinese businessman, know only and enigmatically as Mr Zhao, has been saving up pocket change over the years and finally traded it all in (all £9,500 of it) for… a van.
Mr Zhao pitched up at his local van dealership in Jining, in northern Shandong province with bundles of the notes, none of them worth more than about 10p and extra staff were brought in to count it all. Yeah, cos THAT would happen in a UK dealership wouldn’t it avid readers?
It took a bunch of them more than a day but in the end, the cash amount was confirmed as being correct and Mr Zhao tootled off in his new van.
But, in a development that we’ve just made up to enhance the story a bit, tragedy struck within minutes as he lost control of the van and ploughed it into the side of a tunnel. He’ll never be forgotten – he was the People’s Chinese Businessman.
So then, just how much loose change have you got squirreled away around your house and what could you buy with it?