Sweat dribbled down her face as she watched the truck come.
“¿Does anyone have any excess steps I could borrow? ¿Please?” Her pitch was rising.
A walking-by guy said, “I only have them in bulk blocks–& I don’t have ‘nough to give a whole block ‘way.”
The walking-by guy scratched his temple & looked round himself.
“I can make change.”
The roaming cashier walked into view & stopped before the walking-by guy. He opened his register & held out a wad o’ 200 steps. The walking-by guy traded a block for them, flipped through the steps, & handed 20 to the original.
“¿Is that ‘nough?”
“Yes, thank you.”
The truck came. But nobody was there to be hit by it.