Archive for November, 2007

FOUND: Anthrax Dollars

November 28, 2007

Found: Ok, so this one doesn’t start with me looking down in a bar or on a sidewalk. The Shoegazer and a work colleague were waiting for an inbound train at the Broadway MBTA station at around 7pm on Tuesday, November 27 when we were approached by a young man who asked us if we had used the ticket machine upstairs, because he had found $3 there. We both said no, which he responded by offering us the $3 anyway. The Shoegazer has never been offered money by a stranger before, especially in a city where there’s plenty of people trying to beg for it or con you for it. The strange part – the ticket machines at the T stations spit out dollar coins, and this guy had 3 paper $1.00 bills.

Where: Broadway MBTA station, South Boston, MA

Source: Somewhat strange 20-something white male, who did not want this $3

Destination: We pondered why this stranger offered us the cash when we clearly told him it wasn’t ours. Maybe he still felt guilty keeping it? Maybe it’s like that movie “Pay It Forward”? Or maybe he was a terrorist, and the dollars have been coated with anthrax, making The Shoegazer patient zero in a bio-terror attack. Nevertheless, The Shoegazer and work companion spent these dollars at Anna’s Taqueria in Cambridge, MA. A burrito (super chicken) and a quesadilla (chicken) were purchased.


FOUND: A Big One

November 3, 2007

Found: One US dollar, in the popular paper currency form.  Although it would be kinda neat to find an Eisenhower dollar on the ground somewhere, the sound one of those things would make hitting the ground would surely alert anyone who lost it.   This dollar is from series 2003-A, released by Federal Reserve Bank “E” of Richmond, VA and bears the serial number E80994092A

Where: Great Scott again, pretty much exactly the same spot I found a $10 bill a few weeks back. 

Source: An unknown par patron on the evening of Friday, November 2, 2007.

Destination:  This dollar will accompany The Shoegazer to his next destination, a restaurant in Allston, where it will surely go toward the purchase of a chicken sandwich and pint of ale.