While getting out of the cab upon returning from a client meeting today, a gentleman on the street walked up to me and said “I love you, man”. I replied “Why thank you, I love you, too.”.
With that, he finished the exchange with “Well you’ve got a pretty shitty way of showing it. Now gimmee a quarter!” and went from smiling, soft-spoken man to spittle-flying-while-shouting angry man.
I think I made it worse when I started laughing. I know I shouldn’t have, but it was a ridiculous situation, and I couldn’t help myself.