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Elderly Brit Who Died Recently, Left Most of His Fortune for Turkish Bellboy

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It goes to show , be kind and respect people , you never know what unexpected benefits you might reap

£20,000 to a turkish bellboy must be like becoming a millionaire

And he looks like a very nice person , so deserving for him and his family in this case

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/16012458/turkish-bellboy-left-small-fortune-by-brit-tourist/

telmel
a week ago
What do you think of this?
MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a week ago

Goodness grows. Stinginess falls inwardly and shrivels up lol.What a lovely story T aka Caring is Sharing.

Happy for the lad and his family.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a week ago

A definate turkish delight M

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a week ago

telmel See you in a Fez T Image

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a week ago

MelissaLee1963 I used to have one M ' just like that ' 😇

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a week ago

telmel No surprise there then T. Bet you did the odd turn as well lol.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a week ago

MelissaLee1963 I was worse than tommy M

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TheChimp
TheChimpa week ago

MelissaLee1963 That's my next avatar 😂

Love Tommy Cooper

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a week ago

TheChimp Excellent choice Sir.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a week ago

Anthony Hopkins..another of my faves does a great copy

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a week ago

He was very funny M, a contrast to his chianti and fava beans rendition

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Bossclaz
Bossclaza week ago

I love it when people leave money to random people instead of the greedy family expecting it ha h a

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a week ago

Me too.They say you can pick your friends but not your family.

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Pjran
Pjrana week ago

I think your title is slightly misleading. The £20K was not most of the elderly mans fortune, it’s a lot of money to the bellboy though.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a week ago

P, I dont mean to be rude, but how do you know how much the gentleman left in total ?

I cannot find anything saying what was in his will in any of the newspapers , i dont think that it anyones business anyway

Its the title most of the newspapers gave

This was stated in the daily mirror

'' Charles George Courtney left the lion's share of his money to Taşkın Daştan in his will, as well as smaller sums to other employees at the Korumar Hotel De Luxe in Aydin, Turkey.''

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Pjran
Pjrana week ago

telmel The headline is Turkish bellboy is left shocked after wealthy British tourist leaves him a 'small fortune' in his will.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a week ago

Pjran P, theres no indication anywhere how wealthy he was

Whats wealthy to one is not to another

And you know how newspapers exaggerate to sell a story

As stated in the snippet i posted above they are saying he left 'the lions share' , which is implying most of his money, but how they know this is another question

At the end of the day he was kind enough to leave the deserved person a substantial sum

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Pjran
Pjrana week ago

telmel I copied and pasted the headline from The Mail so if you believe in reading newspapers then this one is no different.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a week ago

Pjran So theres contradictions there P, one saying his £20.000 was the lions share or bulk of his wealth and another saying he was wealthy, so we will never know , at least it was a feel good story and deserving for the bellboy

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davidstockport
davidstockporta week ago

Pjran You're wasting your time arguing, a person with less than £40k, would not be described as wealthy, so saying MOST of his fortune when only 20k was given doesn't require any other figures to be given. He either wasn't wealthy - or didn't give MOST of his "fortune" to an individual. (That's logic - but don't expect the OP to understand it... he'll accuse you of bullying him if you persist).

I don't consider myself wealthy* but have well over ten times the £40k - the OP would consider enough to bequeath MOST of my estate to someone by leaving them £20k.

The article linked to DOES NOT say he gave MOST of his fortune to the bellboy. So I agree with you it was VERY misleading. Must mention: last time I used the word MOST the OP thought it meant ALL. (I had said MOST people had stopped using carrier pigeons for messaging).

* Most home owners in the UK have an estate exceeding £40K. But MOST are not considered wealthy.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a week ago

davidstockport Hi mr 'I am always right ' S , if you read things properly and didn't wade in with your size 9s, you would have seen where i posted that the newspaper said '' THE LIONS SHARE ''

Now i am sure you will agree with me that this means in commoner terms , the majority, ie in this case most of his wealth

You didn't need to slip in that you have more than 10 times his wealth, its not something of interest to anyone but yourself

And if you read my last comment i have posted again below you will see i was saying to P that there are contradictions in the newspaper articles and left it as either of us could be right , so why would i accuse P of bullying ?

So theres contradictions there P, one saying his £20.000 was the lions share or bulk of his wealth and another saying he was wealthy, so we will never know , at least it was a feel good story and deserving for the bellboy

You wonder why you get into constant arguments with other members when you only come on others posts to stir up trouble , as you are doing here

Can't you for once post a civil answer instead of dragging posts down to your level

Thank you

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davidstockport
davidstockporta week ago

telmel How dare you accuse me of arguing - if you care to read my reply the first five words are "You're wasting your time arguing" to Pjran who didn't know that although what you said in your comment was misleading he/she mustn't mention it. And for your information "Lions Share" (which you LATER found) doesn't necessarily mean the majority. (which means more than half in the context used) If an estate of say 70k was shared out amongst six and five got 10k and one got 20k the one getting 20k could be said to have got the lion's share, but 20k isn't more than half of 70k. Can you find any information to try to counter that?

Lion's share is a very loose term and will depend on which of Aesop's fables the user intended to refer to.

I can't see anything uncivil about my posting (I was supporting a poster in their assertion that your title was misleading - if you want to report my post, please report it. Let admin decide who is being uncivil.

Incidentally when a person posts something totally incorrect and I post (in a civil manner) what is correct that isn't arguing. You might perhaps have noticed that a member posted that stealing a dog is not a crime, some people actually believed him. I hope my intervention explaining it is a crime punishable by up to seven years imprisonment helped prevent people going out stealing dogs.😀

P.S Thanks for the compliment calling me Mr Always Right. Although I must disagree, if I am incorrect I have always been the first to admit it. Those who don't can look very foolish if they don't.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a week ago
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davidstockport
davidstockporta week ago

telmel You think wrongly when a will has passed through probate, the contents of a will are the business of any person who is interested.

(with the exception of royal wills).

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davidstockport
davidstockporta week ago

telmel Quite true if someone insists that stealing dogs is not a crime, it won't harm me... I haven't got a dog!😀

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a week ago

davidstockport

Old King S was a merry old soul,

And a merry old soul was he; (not)

He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl,

And he called for his fiddlers three (one in your case)

Every fiddler he had a fiddle,

And a very fine fiddle had he;

Oh there's none so rare, as can compare,

With King S and his fiddler (one)

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ACR
ACRa week ago

A nice gesture. This reminds me of Wes Anderson's 2014 film, 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a week ago

Fun film .I much enjoyed it.

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Sammycb
Sammycba week ago

Well deserved in my opinion. The guy must have had incredible service whilst he as on holiday. I've been to Turkey 14 times and each visit there has been at least one member of staff who outshone the rest 😊

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a week ago

I speny my 50th birthday and my mother her retirement in Turkey. It is a lovely country with many wonderful things to enjoy not lastly the many religious sites and Dalyan where the turtles are. I learned that they filmed Africa Queen there not the Nile! I love Turkish apple tea but had to escape a lock in and a hard sell on carpets

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a week ago

I succumbed to a glass turkish lamp shade M, but we had a good haggle over the price

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