Friday, 19 December 2008

What goes around comes around....

In this day and age, it seems very easy to let cynicism rule our lives, but occasionally we get a reminder that human nature can be so much better. BBC News has reported the case of 72 year-old Jim Webb from Sheffield, who in 1969 had a chance encounter with Australian tourist Gary Fenton in Ostend, Belgium. Fenton couldn't afford the ferry fare to return to England, so Webb lent him £5. Although he promised to repay the money, Webb never heard from him again until last Sunday when, while he was out, Fenton hand-delivered a card and £200 to his home. The card said he was repaying the £5, plus the same again for every year of the debt. Another way of looking at it was that he repaid the original loan with 9.92% annual compound interest. Webb has said he will be donating the full £200 to charity.



Blogger Opinionated Indian said...

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19 December 2008 at 16:58  

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