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133. Pay the Interest
Jake and Larry are brothers. They used to
friends. They used to talk to each other.
now they aren’t friends. Now they don’t talk
each other. They have a problem. The problem
money. Jake had borrowed $500 from Larry. Larry
lent $500 to Jake. Jake paid Larry back.
paid Larry back the $500. Larry was not
. Larry wanted interest. He wanted $50 interest. Jake
Larry had not asked for interest. Jake said, “
didn’t ask for interest. I won’t pay you
.” Larry said he wanted 10 percent interest. He
10 percent was not much. Jake said 10
was too much. He said, “You are my
. You aren’t a bank. A bank charges interest.
brother doesn’t charge interest.” Larry said that everyone
interest. Friends charge interest. Parents charge interest. Sisters
interest. Brothers charge interest.