Buy a new phone, shoes or car and what’s the first thing you do after you purchase it? Obviously put it on Facebook to see how many envious “Likes” and comments you can elicit from your pleasant friends. Now besides the obvious snobbery, there’s the issue of safety. Is it really that smart to tell everyone you’re rich on a site that shows everyone including possible strangers the city you live in, the school you go to, what you look like and even when you were born? Well the answer is obviously no but none of us really care since we’re too comfortable basking in the wake of our self-glory.
This is exactly what happened to a smart 17 year old Australian girl who posted a picture of a massive pile of cash on her Facebook account only to have her house ransacked a few hours later.
Apparantly, she was helping her Grandmother count up her savings and had never seen such a big pile of money before. I’m wondering why doesn’t her mother just put that money in a bank and invest it but I’m going to guess she was born during the Great Depression. Besides that, the girl was lucky that no one was home when two men broke into her house and only made out with a small amount of savings and personal items. I hope she learns her lesson as well as everyone else who likes to show off their belongings online.