One Sunday, my partner, our daughter and I were headed to the Farmer’s Market when it started to pour rain. My partner decided to turn back and find some inside place to play with our little girl, and I continued on alone. I was almost at the bank, where I needed to pick up some cash for the market, when I realized I hadn’t brought my wallet. I also didn’t have my keys so I couldn’t head back home to pick up my bank card. I didn’t even have 50¢ for the pay phone!
Now, I could have relied on the kindness of a stranger to lend me their cell phone (I don’t have a cell myself), but instead I figured I would try at a corner store or other small business. However, while heading back toward home, I passed a Police Station. I figured, the cops would surely help out a pregnant lady in need.
As it turned out, I didn’t need to ask any favours at all, since right there in the lobby was a courtesy phone. As it turned out, it was a very good thing since it took about 10 tries before my partner felt his phone buzzing and finally picked up.
So if you’re ever in a ridiculous predicament like I was and don’t have or want to save two bits, check out your nearest police station (if there’s one nearby). Hopefully this location wasn’t the only one with a free phone.