After the tremendous help I’ve received from the LB community to get back on my feet, I’ve decided to pass the good karma on and help out a friend of mine who’s in a bit of trouble.
Basically, the fella, who’s been my friend for 5 years, is Indian, living in London and just wrapping up his Ph.D. in architecture. Unfortunately, his visa for the UK is running out and it costs a whopping 300 pound application fee to file for an extension.
Since I’m quite sorted these days, I bought him lunch, threw down the 300 quid for him and also sorted him with a letter for the Home Office attesting to the fact he’s a Top Geezer and a great asset to the society of this Great Country, and I’ll be happy to bail him out of financial trouble should it occur, along with employer reference/bank statements etc. to back it up.
Yes, it’s a mad mad world and we need to help each other out, and it was about time I passed on the good luck I had thanks to the great people on this forum. It’s been an inspiration to me bigtime.