Money doesn’t grow on trees, and neither do houses, but enough money may get you a house, as some shopkeepers in Việt Nam recently discovered.
The shopkeepers found their hard-earned money was disappearing without a trace, and tension about its whereabouts was palpable.
Determined to find out who was stealing, they tracked everything that moved in the shop. The result was rather stunning.
A Facebook user named Mai Vũ recently posted her shop’s surprising tale online. In the attached photos, two newborn mice were cuddling, beneath and around several polymer cash notes.
It turned out that the mother mouse, without knowing the value of what she was stealing, used notes ranging from VNĐ50,000 (US$2) to VNĐ200,000 to make a luxurious dwelling for her and the babies.
Some notes were damaged and no longer usable, while others were still intact. According to Mai Vũ, the shop was able to get about VNĐ200,000 back from the mice.
A feeling of relief finally came to the humans in the story, but maybe not so for the mice. What price a roof over your head? — VNS