This happens periodically, you have an average looking white guy on the other side of the turnstile, he sort of fidgets with his pocket as if he does have his Metrocard somewhere, and then he asks if you can swipe your Metrocard for him. I think people sort of hesitate because if they have an unlimited card they’re really not being inconvenienced all that much, I hesitated the first time but didn’t give in. Of course now I just keep walking without a beat. The inner me wants to ask them for two dollars or tell them that I don’t give homeless people I pass on the street every single day a single penny and he wants something worth two dollars?

Forgot to mention, for those who don’t live in New York, tokens were fazed out over three years ago.


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