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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Honesty box nets £187 for shopkeeper!

Here is some good news for the New Year. A shopkeeper in Settle, Yorkshire, decided to open his shop on Boxing day but just put an honesty box there. He himself was at home playing a game of Risk! No such risk with the good folks of Settle. They bought and settled up by putting the money in the honesty box.

It just goes to show that, although we live in straightened times, most people are just plain decent. It has always been the few that spoil it for the rest.

Tom Algie, the shopkeeper it was, says, "I didn’t think twice about leaving the shop open. Settle is a lovely quiet town, there’s never any trouble here. I put faith in my customers and I wasn’t disappointed". Great news!


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