I was standing at the bus stop when a woman walked up to me.
'Do you pay for your bus fares?'
I looked at her, nonplussed. 'I do... but I've got a day pass...'
'I've paid for a day pass and I don't need it any more.'
We looked at each other, unsure what to do.
'Give it here. I'll try and pass it on to someone else.'
She nodded, satisfied, and passed me the ticket, before striding off purposefully.
I waited, satisfied that I was going to be able to do someone a good turn.
But no one turned up at the bus stop before I got on.
There was no one at the bus stop when I got off.
There was one guy that arrived at the bus stop when I was waiting for the bus home. But he already had a ticket.
And there was a guy getting onto the bus as I got off, but he already had a pass.
And there was no one at the stop opposite.
I feel really cheated that by the time I got home, I had two day passes and I couldn't pass them on to anyone for trying.