“Excuse me, do you speak English?”
The old man standing on a corner behind L’Opéra approached me in a non-threatening way and continued when I nodded.
“I’m from New York; I’ve just been robbed!”
Pregnant pause... I questioned him. I was suspicious; I knew what it was like round there.
“Wow, that’s awful! Take everything you had?”
“Yeah, made off with my wallet.”
“Absolutely everything?” I asked quizzically.
“Except this ten Euro bill.” He indicated the note in his left hand.
“I accept, thanks.” I took the note and walked off, adding “Not your lucky day, is it sir!”
Christopher over 3 years ago
Ah, he couldn't have used it in New York anyway. Saved him the trouble of having to get it exchanged. Nice one, Neville!