A Three Dollar Bill

Starbucks  5 A.M.

Believe it or not, there’s a line that luckily, is behind me.

In walks Mr. Brooks Brothers, who I’ve written about (https://athingirl.com/2017/03/01/) perfectly pressed, in his usual hurry.

He looks perplexed, with six customers ahead of him, as if he still might be in his pajamas instead of his navy pinstriped suit.

I spin into neighborly action buying his coffee so he doesn’t have to wait.

While I’m at the milk bar, he nervously comes over waving three dollars in my face like a Confederate flag.  I say, “No, it’s fine, it was my pleasure.”

Appearing to panic, he places the money on my usual table, then zooms out.

Before I can sit there, a man has already occupied it, obviously pocketing the three bucks.

“Excuse me,” I say nicely, “did you happen to see three dollars by any chance?”

“Nope, didn’t see no three dollas.”

“I say nothing more, sitting behind him.

Who goes rushing by the window with his briefcase and L.L.Bean gym bag, but Mr. Brooks Brothers, who as he passes, gives me the high sign.

The man who was the benefactor of his three dollars, gives it back.

Well, guess that was apt when you think about it.

Just one more tale in the Naked City.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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21 Responses to A Three Dollar Bill

  1. Kate Howell says:

    I would of made it my business to get the 3 bucks just on principle! You’re too nice!

    Hal Rubenstein from my iPhone



  2. If you need $3 why are you in Starbucks? *bangs head on table*

    Liked by 3 people

  3. I’m so curious about Mr. Brooks Brothers. You may need to follow him one day. I need to know what his deal is ….

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Coyote from Orion says:

    Hilarious. I love it

    Liked by 1 person

  5. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, that’s the kind of creep that swipes waitress’s tips off the table. I always hold back to make sure that doesn’t happen.
    I guess Mr. Brooks can’t handle being on the receiving end of kindness. He has to even the score.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. micklively says:

    You didn’t describe the demeanour of the man who stole. I’m just curious. I’m not given to acts of theft but, if I’d have been caught out like that, I would have wanted the earth to open and swallow me whole.


  7. Susannah, your charity knows no bounds. LOL 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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