Of All The Gin Joints

Of all the utterly improbable things that happened tonight, perhaps the most improbable happened when my taxi cab stopped in front of my house. The fare, including tip, was about $13; I handed the cabbie a $20 and asked for change back. He handed me a $10, and then asked me if I had $3 in singles. I checked my wallet and unfortunately had to report back that all I had left were $20s; he smiled and said, “That’s ok,” and waved me out of his cab, leaving me holding a $10 bill as change for a $13 fare.