Throw away $1 Million Dollars! True Story/News.

United States
June 11, 2009 9:14am CST
Annat, a woman in Tel Aviv, Israel decided to give her mom a pleasant surprise by getting her a new mattress and throws away the old tattered mattress. What she ends up doing though is causing the mom to go bankrupt, for she had stuffed her savings of nearly $1 Million dollars in the old mattress for decades. That was what she told Israel Army Radio. A massive search is underway at the city dump, and security has been reinforced to keep out scavengers, or treasure-seekers, who had heard Annat's story in Israeli media. Find the rest of the story here: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/06/10/israel.mattress.money/index.html 1. What would you do if you were in Annat's place? 2. What would you do if you were in Annat's mother's place? 3. What would you do if you had heard this story on the radio in Israel and you lived right next to the dump?
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@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
11 Jun 09
First off I can't believe someone could save that much money in their lifetime! Secondly it sounds like this elderly woman didn't trust banks and that is why the mattress was stuffed with money! This is so unbelieviable! I hope no treasure hunter found this mattress already! I hope the trash men who picked up the mattress didn't realize there was money in the mattress and took it! I hope Annat finds her mother's mattress! I can't imagine what Annat's mom will do if the mattress isn't found? We'll see!
• United States
15 Jun 09
All we can really do on this side of the world is hope for the best for them. I couldn't believe that either! Maybe that's why she was probably hiding it. She probably didn't want the bank to know due to the fact that it would have certainly caused some suspicion, but it's already too late to worry about that, isn't it? The whole trash men finding would be quite scary and sad. Yes, we'll see.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
11 Jun 09
GOOD MORNING, I have just one question. why? didn't the mother tell the daughter when she went to throw the old mattress away. Sure would have saved alot of problems. I would have been guarding that mattress w/my life.
• United States
15 Jun 09
I think that was the whole point of her hiding the money; to keep it a secret. I guess one can get very defensive to even going to measures as to keep this huge secret from one's own from family members. I personally, would have just told her, flat out, to stay out of my room if I couldn't tell her about what I was hiding. But I guess that would have probably generated more questions. But yes, I agree. If I were her, I would have been guarding the mattress with my life if I were to take such risks.
@polachicago (19075)
• United States
11 Jun 09
I would probably help Annas and her mother to find her treasure. Poor woman, I feel sorry for her and for her daughter. In the other hand, who keeps all money in old mattress? I thought it was the way to keep money 100 years ago....
• United States
15 Jun 09
Yes, I was thinking the same thing when I first read the news... Hasn't she heard of banks and whatnot? But it seems like some people were saying that she was trying to keep her lifesavings hidden from the government. I guess she must have her reasons for that.
• Malaysia
11 Jun 09
SHORTCUT TO THE PHOTO FROM YOUR LINKED WEB URL; http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/WORLD/meast/06/10/israel.mattress.money/art.mattress.jpg You gave three (3) questions for me to answer, OK I'll go for it one-by-one. 1. What would you do if you were in Annat's place? I won't throw the old mattress unless permitted by my mom. I must venerate my mom's personal belonging although I gave her a new replacement. 2. What would you do if you were in Annat's mother's place? Acceptance is the best healer. I won't let depression "rammed" into my evening life. Like what Brian Jackson did, forgive his father's mistake who injected HIV virus into his body during his infant life. This kind of forgiveness really "kills" back his father for the rest of his father's life. 3. What would you do if you had heard this story on the radio in Israel and you lived right next to the dump? What else? I must look for it and put my sincere efforts to help the owner. In fact, if I found it I will give back to the owner as a good example to the world population that don't take thing which don't belong to us. Not a problem for me to do that way, because I grew up in one pauper family during my childhood life and nature adequately gave me lesson about the meaning of honesty, a silent faculty of gargantuan power.