Keep Calm and Try Not To Be Too Awkward

humansofnewyork:

Dear HONY,I needed a metro card to get to work, but my credit card was not working in any of the machines. I went into a convenience store and asked if I could purchase anyone’s food/drink in exchange for cash, and one man took me up on it. So I got $2.25.
But when I went down to the machine, I found that I was still a quarter short. I went into a Starbucks and asked 15 people if I could buy their coffee. Nobody answered. At this point I was getting frantic. I desperately approached a coffee cart vendor, and explained my situation.The man smiles and says, “Here, take a dollar.”“Thanks,” I told him, “but I only need a quarter. My credit card works everywhere except the subway. But thank you.”“Wait,” he told me. “Since you have no money, take $10. You can pay me back tomorrow, or not at all. It’s not a big deal.”This guy gave me $11 even though I’ve never met the guy, seen him before, or bought even a coffee from the cart… and after I’ve been searching for 25 cents for almost an hour. You can find him right outside the Bowling Green 4/5 stop. Near the Starbucks. He works until Noon.Mark

humansofnewyork:

Dear HONY,

I needed a metro card to get to work, but my credit card was not working in any of the machines. I went into a convenience store and asked if I could purchase anyone’s food/drink in exchange for cash, and one man took me up on it. So I got $2.25.


But when I went down to the machine, I found that I was still a quarter short. I went into a Starbucks and asked 15 people if I could buy their coffee. Nobody answered. At this point I was getting frantic. I desperately approached a coffee cart vendor, and explained my situation.

The man smiles and says, “Here, take a dollar.”
“Thanks,” I told him, “but I only need a quarter. My credit card works everywhere except the subway. But thank you.”
“Wait,” he told me. “Since you have no money, take $10. You can pay me back tomorrow, or not at all. It’s not a big deal.”

This guy gave me $11 even though I’ve never met the guy, seen him before, or bought even a coffee from the cart… and after I’ve been searching for 25 cents for almost an hour. 

You can find him right outside the Bowling Green 4/5 stop. Near the Starbucks. He works until Noon.

Mark

(Source: humansofnewyork)

— 1 year ago with 4381 notes
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    I wish I was in NY still, I would go to this man everyday!
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    That’s awesome!
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    I know it’s not fitness but I recently discovered HONY and can’t stop looking at it!
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    I walk by this guy every. single. day.
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