Got this email from a friend. Since I don’t do chain/mass mail, thought I put it up here:
“It is August. In a small town on the South Coast of France, holiday season is in full swing,
but it is raining so there is not too much business happening.
Everyone is heavily in debt.
Luckily, a rich Russian tourist arrives in the foyer of the small local hotel.
He asks for a room and puts a Euro 100 note on the reception counter, takes a key and goes
to inspect the room located up the stairs on the third floor.
The hotel owner takes the bank note in a hurry and rushes to his meat supplier to whom he
The butcher takes the money and races to his supplier to pay his debt.
The wholesaler rushes to the farmer to pay E100 for pigs he purchased some time ago.
The farmer triumphantly gives the E100 note to a local prostitute who gave him her services
The prostitute goes quickly to the hotel, as she owed the hotel for her hourly room use to
At that moment, the rich Russian is coming down to the reception and informs the hotel owner
that the proposed room is unsatisfactory and takes his E100 back and departs.
There was no profit or income.
But everyone no longer has any debt and the small townspeople look optimistically towards their future.
COULD THIS BE THE SOLUTION TO THE Global Financial Crisis ?
The principle behind is correct but how nice if was so simple