I’ve mentioned before my previous penchant for picking up lucky pennies. Imagine my glee at spotting something even shinier on the pavement … a bus token.
Thing is, a tiny lady in a worn brown parka spotted it at the same time.
It was like a saloon scene from the Wild West when a revolver drops to the floor and the white-hatted cowboy and the black-hatted one stop and stare down at it at the same time.
Only instead of Stetsons, picture toques.
We both stopped, looked down at the token glinting in the sunlight, then looked up at each other and smiled. She clearly didn’t know who she was dealing with. I chuckled and shrugged, she bent down to pick it up and I kept on walking. (Hope you weren’t doubting me, there.)
You’ll have to forgive me for hesitating at all, but unlike a penny, these shiny discs are now worth $3.00 … a virtual goldmine for a commuter. Or a silver one, anyway…..
P.S. You had to know this was coming! Enjoy!