Tourist Pass

I was getting off the metro stop today and riding the escalator back to the surface. Wow, those are some steep escalators. Anyway, as I was walking out of the exit, I ran into some tourists who clearly were confused. I offered to help them find out where they were going. They were actually looking for the airport. I showed them on the map where they needed to go and the quickest way to get there. They had plenty of time before their flight, but they still seemed anxious to get to the airport just in case. Despite having done this out of the goodness of my heart, and understanding how confusing it can be at times in D.C., they gave me a very nice reward. They gave me one of their commuter passes. They had put too much money on it and they weren’t going to use it again. So I got an extra $23 worth of free travel. It was a good day.

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