Restored faith

September 7, 2007 at 9:13 am (Uncategorized)

I sat writing a post about how my neighbour hadn’t shown her face again after I helped her; how she’d proved everyone who told me she’s taking me for a ride when I heard a knock on the door.
It was her.
Sorry I took so long to repay you, she said, before handing over the cash. I didn’t know what to say having just written harsh words about how she had disappointed me.
My faith in helping others is restored. Not only did she pay me back, she gave me such an effusive thank you I almost wanted to tell her to keep it.
Now I know I wouldn’t hesitate to help someone again. And I feel so much richer for it.



  1. Gnome said,

    Wow. That’s really cool Toby. It’s so nice to hear a story where someone has actually brought the money back!!

  2. Toby Hanks said,

    I know Gnome. I was rather sad while I wrote it. Wasn’t even angry – just sad because I thought there was no more goodwill and that my wanting to help her had just been a big joke.
    But now I’m glad again because that’s not the case!

  3. kash99 said,

    I cant actually believe it..ive been screwd over so many times, but teh doos that i am i still do it..i dont know how to say no to people when i know that they are really in fix..them paying me back is usually teh last thing i’m thinking about..I really believe what goes around comes round..

  4. madamm said,

    Good for her Toby.

  5. Toby Hanks said,

    Kash, your heart is in the right place my friend.
    Mrs M, she probably doesn’t even realise I was giving her skewe kyke (in my head) when she knocked on the door. So yes, good for her.

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