Monday, April 24, 2006

New York Rainy Day Scene (Plus Economic Indicators)

Friendly neighborhood stolen umbrella salesman: Umbrella?
Me: Yeah, how much?
FNSUS: $5.
Me: (Guiltily searching pockets, knowing full well I have at least 6 such umbrellas back in the hall closet at home) Fine.
FNSUS: It’s good.
Me: (Realizing I only have twenties and a couple of singles) Can you change a twenty?
FNSUS: (Eyeing my singles) How much you have?
Me: Three.
FNSUS: (Taking the bills) Okay, good.
Me: (Walking away) Lovely.
FNSUS: (To next customer, as I walk off) Umbrella? Four dollars….


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