Out of pure ennui, a rich
English noblewoman had the whim to do something for the poor. So she gave a
great sum to her administrators to use for charity. Once, she travelled the
continent for a few months, and upon her return found out that instead of the
familiar grimy hovels of her beneficiaries, there now was a construction site
where they built houses a school and a hospital. “Mon Dieu! What have they done
to my beautiful, quaint slum!”, she exclaimed.