As you rush down the subway
steps and onto the downtown platform, you are pushed by a woman, who fights her
way onto the R train while you struggle to maintain your balance. Then as her
train pulls out you notice she has dropped a cute little leather purse with
five twenties folded inside. You
a. Don’t think twice, it’s all right.
b. Try to find the woman to return her purse and show her what a superior human being you are.
c. Regard the money as insult added to injury, utter a delicate profanity about the bitch, then dump the cash on a bottle of vintage champagne.
d. Imagine the woman as the protagonist of your new novel.
e. Look around in a world-weary way as if you were the protagonist of a black-and-white 1940s British movie like Brief Encounter.