The Marist Poll recently reported that “for both women — 28% — and men — 25%, the freezer is the most popular place in the home to keep their money safe.” I don’t know anyone who stashes cash in their freezer. I posted the link on my Facebook to see if this is a common practice that I was unaware of and got some amusing responses. A few:
* I don’t hide cash in the freezer. However, from a movie I got the idea to freeze my credit card in a bowl of water to keep me from using it. It didn’t work.
* I wish I had cash to freeze but I’m a journalist.
* Not quite the same thing, but when he died, Richard Yates had left his unfinished manuscript in the freezer. I remember hearing it was because he didn’t have a firesafe, and in case the building caught fire, at least the book would survive.