Post by Btms
Doesn't really hang together for all sorts of reasons. One of those
contrived events to fit purposes yet to be revealed? There will have been
a drain on accounts both in UK and Italy and Oliver may not be organised
sufficiently to have sorted the admin...........
I think the whole thing is ridiculous. If the village shop machine
won't take Oliver's cards, there's more likely to be an issue with
their machine. Sounds like he was using a contactless connection, as
there wasn't time for him to put the PIN in.
Even if there was a minor hiccup with cashflow, it's unlikely that
he's maxed out his credit card or gone massively overdrawn, unless
he's not sorted out his UK/EU bank accounts. But Oliver is generally
an organised chap, so it's all completely OTT and will all be put down
to how stressed he is at losing Caroline. Handing out a few grand to
legatees isn't going to bankrupt him. And if there was a cashflow
issue, he would have just waited to give out the money until it was
But it doesn't really matter what the explanation is, as it's just a
vehicle for Susan to have grabbed the wrong end of the stick with both
hands and waved it around wildly and making sure everyone in the
village is a) aware of it and b) speculating like there's no tomorrow.