years ago, in Switzerland, I was in the supermarket after work
and arriving at the check out, found I had left my purse at work!
It was near closing time and there was nobody at home to lend
be money. Suddenly the lady behind me leaned forward and offered
to lend me the money. "Do you know this lady?" asked
the cashier. "No", she replied, but she has an English
accent and I like English people." The cashier looked pityingly
at her as she paid for my groceries. The next evening I went to
see her to repay the money she had loaned me and gave her some
red roses as well. I hadn't thought about this incident for 30
years. Many thanks for jogging my memory.