Eco-activist Franke James was invited in an e-mail by a stranger to dine with her (in her home) and in exchange have $200 contributed to the charity of her choice? Would you do it? At what price?
The question raises social capital questions of trust of strangers and raises interesting questions of when chance encounters lead to interesting new ties.
Franke James probably would have felt like a chump if it had come to violence or roberry but she chose to trust (after an initial Google search of her dinner stranger). Here’s the whimsical tale of what happened.
James think this might be a really nice model for doing good (getting money donated to charity) while meeting strangers (that might help build new social ties).