I’m grateful for one dollar one way bus rides and the true abundance of singles in my pocket to offer to any in need.
She initially declines my offer, like it’s…
…no big deal that she’s lost her student ID – which is more costly than just the free bus ride home;
…no big deal to call her boyfriend to come get her after she’s just spent at least 15 minutes in the bluster and rain before discovering her loss;
…no big deal to wait in the weather how much longer?
But I’m insistent, and with the singles being blessedly available she allows her gratitude to overcome her embarrassment. Relief fills her face, eyes as she accepts two bills. I tell her she’s welcome…
…like it’s no big deal – but it is. I’m grateful for one-dollar opulent provision for both of us.