I understand the concept of religious guilt — I’m a Jew. I feel guilty about pretty much everything. I feel terrible that you didn’t get the Christmas present you want, and I’m so sorry that you haven’t seen your grandparents yet this year, and I accept full responsibility for your flight being delayed yesterday and you not making it home in time to eat dinner with your family. God, I feel so bad.
But here’s someone who puts my guilt to shame. Consumerist.com reports that a man who stole a hammer from a hardware store 25 years ago sent the store a check for the item, including a letter to the following effect: More