wednesday june 10

today i entered the subway at the entrance nearest me to buy tokens from a real person, rather than going around to the far entrance to use the machine. since an embarrassing encounter earlier this year, i’d mostly been opting to deal with the machines, but i was in enough of a rush today that going around the long way wasn’t an option. after i asked for 10 tokens, the ttc attendant slid what appeared to be nine tokens over to me. "uh, is this just nine?" i asked, quickly counting them. "what’s that?" he asked. "is this…" i started again, before trailing off when i realized i’d miscounted. "sorry, all good!" i said, moving away, and remembering why i tried to avoid interacting with humans.

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