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Lesson 7

Mutilated ladies

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  • Lesson 7
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  • Mutilated Ladies
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  • Why did Jane cook John's wallet?
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  • Has it ever happened to you?
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  • Have you ever put your trousers in the washing machine
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  • and then remembered there was a large bank note in your back pocket?
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  • When you rescued your trousers,did you find the note was whiter than white?
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  • People who live in Britain needn't despair when they make mistakes like this (and a lot of people do)!
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  • Fortunately for them, the Bank of England has a team called Mutilated Ladies
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  • which deals with claims from people who fed their money to a machine or to their dog.
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  • Dogs,it seems,love to chew up money!
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  • A recent case concerns Jane Butlin whose fiance,John, runs a successful furniture business.
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  • John had a very good day and put his wallet containing `3,000 into the microwave oven for safekeeping.
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  • Then he and Jane went horse-riding.
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  • When they got home,
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  • Jane cooked their dinner in the microwave oven and without realizing it,cooked her fiance's wallet as well.
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  • Imagine their dismay when they found a beautifully-cooked wallet and notes turned to ash!
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  • John went to see his bank manager
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  • who sent the remains of wallet and the money
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  • to the special department of the Bank of England in Newcastle:the Mutilated Ladies!
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  • They examined the remains and John got all his money back.
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  • 'So long as there's something to identify, we will give people their money back,'
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  • said a spokeswoman for the Bank.
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  • 'Last year,we paid `1.5 million on 21,000 claims.'
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