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Goodwill on the streets

The Daily Telegraph recently published a brief article entitled 'Goodwill on the streets' by Stephen Adams. It discusses whether or not people can still be bothered to pick up and post letters lying on the street and goes on to say "More than half a century ago, P G Wodehouse said he never bothered posting correspondence: he had such faith in his fellow countrymen that he would simply toss them out of his window." The Daily Telegraph conducted a brief experiment with 20 discarded postcards in a number of towns and cities and 14 of them were delivered. Stephen rightly concluded that the death of public spiritedness has been exaggerated!