Girlfriend and I had a lunch date today with Diane - a friend I have known since the 80's. We hadn't seen each other in quite awhile and we were eager to catch-up and she was dying to meet Girlfriend. We were scheduled to meet at 1pm at The Abbey and naturally I got there a little early - no worries, I busied myself by nursing a nicely spiced Bloody Mary. About a quarter after the hour Diane rushed in a bit frazzled and explained, "Sorry I'm late. I couldn't find any parking." I shook my head, "No prob." She continued, "I finally found a metered space but I didn't have any change - there was a homeless guy nearby and I actually managed to bum a quarter off of him." I laughed as she went on, "He wanted to give me his only two quarters but I didn't want to wipe him out." She stroked Girlfriend as she furthered her story, "All I have is a twenty. I need to get some change and give the bum his quarter back and feed the meter. I'll be right back." She departed to take care of business and upon her return she said, "I put a dollar-fifty in the meter and then I gave the bum his quarter back and tipped him an additonal quarter for his trouble. He made out on that one!"