Yesterday, in a pre-arranged meeting, I met up with a man in a McDonalds restaurant about eighteen miles from where I live.
I’d only ever met him once – maybe twice – before and that was many, many years ago.
We chatted amiably for a while whilst we drank our hot beverages and then – somewhat furtively – I slid him a plain brown envelope across the table, stuffed with cash.
Over a thousand pounds.
He went away very happy.
But, it’s most unlikely I’ll ever see him again.