171. the banker’s idea

the banker was going to foreclose on the guru’s school if the guru could not make his payments, but the guru was broke, so he begged the banker to spare his school: “consider the value it provides to the village!”

“if i let you get away with it, then everyone will make that argument, and i’ll have to give loans to people based on their value to the village rather than their ability to repay.”

“that sounds great!” the guru replied.