Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I wanna be a billionaire so frickin' bad


Since Bruno Mars first burst on the music scene waxing lyrical about his desire for vast amounts of money, I'm sure that his bank balance is much healthier and he is well on his way to achieving his dream. But if he still is a bit short of spondulocks, may I suggest that he takes a visit to Vietnam?
Last week in Hoi An I had cause to use an ATM
ie I had run out of money.
How refreshing is it to look at the screen and realise that you can take out a maximum of 2,000,000! With a pounding heart  I pressed the button. Instead of guffaws of laughter and exclaims of
"Are you kiddin'? You haven't that much money in your account"
I was greeted with a whirring sound and the machine spurted out the requested amount. Never in my wildest dreams did I  think I would hold that amount in my sweaty little hands.

Granted they were Vietnamese dongs which are worth about 70 euro!
Who knows. At the rate the euro is going, they may end up being worth the same.

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