Today I walked down to Morning Times(oh, I love you MT soy chai), and got a bagel (and a soy chai) with cream cheese and lox. I was walking back to work, when a girl followed me out and said, “Excuse me, can I ask you something?” She looked about 22, a bit overweight, her hair in a tight ponytail. I thought she might be asking for directions.
“Can you help me get some food?”
I said no. I don’t know why. I was standing there in my brand name boots, my brand name pants, my brand name shirt, and I said no.
And then I realized I was holding a big bag of bagel. And I said yes. Actually, I said, “Here – take this.” And I gave her the bag. She said thank you. And I walked back to work with only a soy chai, wishing I had asked her her name.