Monday, April 11, 2005

Speech #786


"Do you know my name?"
(dramatic pause)
"Do you know my name?"
(less dramatic pause)
"Yes, well neither do I. And who cares, anyway? I do know this: I am fifty-three years old. I ride the metro, and all I ask for is..."
(the train's rattling drowns him out momentarily)
"A little change. A little change could do me some good, and would give me great pleasure. As you know: the street is not pleasure, but money, well, it is. Extend your hands; help me out."

Number of charitable passengers: 4


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