As I was wandering around Austin this evening (needed some time to catch my breath after these last two days), a guy randomly came up to me at 6th and Trinity and asked if I had a “paper dollar” in exchange for 4 quarters. Odd, but hey, I had a dollar bill, so I figured, why not (yes, I’m also the guy who gives spare change to panhandlers when they ask).
So then I continue walking towards the Convention Center, and just when I’m parallel with the entrance to the Hilton, another guy walks up to me, and tells me he was in Austin for the writers convention, and that he rode his bike to get here and just found out his chain was cut and the bike stolen (bs? who knows, but I’m a trusting soul…). He then said he hated to ask, but he needed fare for two bus rides so he could get home.
Cost of each bus ride? 50 cents.
This item was posted byon Saturday, March 11th, 2006.
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