Impulse to 'cheer people up' costs UK man

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    A man has stunned shoppers in a British high street by handing out his savings to "make people happy", a newspaper reports.

    Chris Aljaradat withdrew 10,000 pounds ($A23,000) from his bank on Wednesday before dishing out the cash to gobsmacked passers-by in Worcester, central England.

    He lobbed 20-pound notes into the air before thinking of something better to do and wandering away - 2,000 pounds the worse off.

    "I am not really sure why I did it, but I just decided to help other people for a change and to try and make people happy," Mr Aljaradat told the Worcester News daily.

    "I was actually quite shocked at some people's reactions and had to say 'Go on, take it' to some. I don't think they thought it was real money."

    The police waded in but found Mr Aljaradat's notes were genuine and left him to it.

    Mr Aljaradat was wearing a sticker reading "Gouranga", the Hare Krishna word for be happy.

    Now he wants to hand the remaining 8,000 pounds to charity.

    The bizarre decision may have put a smile on many a face but the cash-chucking Mr Aljaradat admitted the smile may soon get wiped from his.

    "It was my own money, I haven't won the lottery or anything, although I'm not sure my girlfriend will be too pleased when she finds out - :laugh: she's broke."


    http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200510/s1488154.htm
     
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    It was my own money, I haven't won the lottery or anything, although I'm not sure my girlfriend will be too pleased when she finds out - :laugh: she's broke."

    When this man tells her that she is broke, he gave her money away, that he cleaned out her bank account and that he has nothing to show for it......he would be well advised to get a)a bullet proof vest b)a hockey helmet c)police protection........

    I don't see her being very pleased and she may just have a bit of a "temper".
     
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    d. all of the above!!!

    Wish I was standing nearby when he was handing out all that money. :crazy:
     

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