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New York Minute

Posted By Alex Belth On June 28, 2012 @ 7:52 am In Memoir,New York City,New York Minute,NYC | Comments Disabled


I remember watching people talking on pay phones when I was a kid. I waited for them to hang up to see if they would stick their finger in the coin return, looking for a dime, or later, a quarter. It seemed like a reflex, as if they were scratching a morning lotto ticket.

Hey, you never know, right?

They were different from the schnorrer’s who walked up to a pay phone and stuck their finger in the slot looking for change without any intention of making a call.

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