The Van doesn’t come every morning. This means I always have to carry a bus ticket, just in case.
But if I ever forget my ticket, I’m in good shape. Nick always has an extra, and he’s always willing to give it to me.
The Van does come today. I sit down and realize I don’t have any cash. This happens pretty frequently. Charlie will let us make it up the next day.
“Charlie,” I say. “I’ll have to pay you back tomorrow. I don’t have any money.”
Nick is sitting next to me.
“Do you need any money? I can loan you $30,” he tells me, holding up his money clip.
I tell him that I’ll just use an ATM.