I wrote this nine months ago. Little did I know it would happen again. In honor of this degen move’s reappearance, I must repost what I wrote the first time.
This morning, like all mornings, I deposited my used newspaper in the recycling bin after I got off the train. Only this time, unlike every other morning, some dude stood by the bin. The moment my newspaper hovered over the open slot, the dude stuck his hand underneath the paper as I let go. He snatched the paper for himself.
Umm… I would’ve given it to him. Asking was too much? And 35 cents for his own paper was too much? And yet, it was awesome. People rule.
To my new degen friend, may I suggest a subscription? It’s barely 20¢ per day, delivered to your front door.