princess genevieve

jeudi, septembre 29, 2005

Money!

I had an interesting conversation with a girl at the bus stop this morning. She starts off by asking me if the bus goes to Foggy Bottom. (that bus does not) I suggest other ways for her to get there. Then she asks if the bus takes metro cards. I assume that she means the SmarTrip cards, which are hard plastic and work like those speedpass things at the gas station. But I was wrong, and she pulled a crumpled up metro ticket from her pocket. I tell her no, the bus doesn't take paper metro tickets. She looks like she may cry, and asks me, "how can I pay?" Momentarily distracted by the oddity of the question, it takes me a second, and then I say, "well, they take money." "Money!" she replies, relieved, and runs off to find an ATM.

My bus came before she got back. I hope she realized I meant exact change. The bus will take your $20, sure, but you won't be getting $18.75 back.

2 Comments:

At 9/30/2005 7:31 AM, Anonymous jayne said...

How very odd. Was she really young or a tourist or from another country? Have a safe trip to New Orleans...let us know how things went when you get back.

 
At 10/03/2005 1:23 PM, Blogger Genevieve said...

no, she didn't seem like she was from another country. She wasn't super young, like definitely not a teenager. She may have been a tourist, I don't know.

 

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