Saturday, March 18, 2006

You want change, YOU go to the bank!

Middle-aged, heavily made-up woman with steely helmet hair, standing by a parking meter: "Hey! Hey!"

I look around. She does mean me.

"Do you have change for a $5 note?"
"Let me see." I fumble through my purse. "I'm sorry, I only have 20 cent coins, which I need for something myself."
"That's okay. 20 cent coins are just perfect." She holds out her hand.
"No, I mean, I need them for me. Sorry."

Helmet woman gestures at the bank behind us. "Can't you just go in there and get some more?"