(Andy is at a vending machine with a dollar in hand to buy a soda)
Andy: Hey man, how’s it going?
Guy: Hey Andy, not too great. I feel like the world is crashing down on me.
Andy: Oh no, what’s wrong?
Guy: Well, it’s just that I don’t know if I’m going to be able to afford to pay my rent this month – not to mention eat.
Andy: That’s awful. I thought things were going well for you, what happened?
Guy: Well I lost my job a couple weeks ago and haven’t been able to find anything yet. I have like 70 bucks in my checking account.
Andy: (raises his dollar to the dollar-taking-receptacle) That’s rough. You think you’ll be able to find work soon?
Guy: I’m not sure…I’m just (he notices the dollar)…say, can I have that?
Andy: Uh…you want my dollar?
Guy: Yeah – wow!
Andy: It’s just a dollar dude, I don’t think it’ll really help you pay rent –
Guy: Oh, no, no, no, I would never ask a friend for money.
Andy: …but you –
Guy: It’s for my collection.
Andy: Your collection?
Guy: Yeah, my dollar bill collection.
Andy: …you “collect” dollar bills?
Guy: Absolutely – I have since I was a kid. Man, I must have a million of ’em, at least!
Andy: You have a million one dollar bills in your “collection”?
Guy: Yep. I tell you what, I’m running out of space I’ve got so many!
Andy: Why don’t you use that to pay your rent?
Guy: You mean sell part of my collection? I dunno…I’m just not sure it’d be worth it.
Andy: No, you don’t sell the dollar bills, you just –
Guy: Although I do have some pretty old Washingtons…they’ve gotta be worth something, right?
Guy: I don’t know. I’m just not so sure I could part with any of them. I mean, I have my very first dollar EVER in there! You don’t think I’d have to get rid of that one do you? I guess it’d be worth the most since it’s the oldest though…
Andy: Do you even understand how money works?
Guy: (ignoring the question) No. I won’t do it. I can’t part with a part of my history just so some sleazy landlord can buy his fancy, high-brow, all-beef hot-dogs. It’s decided. My collection remains whole! Thanks Andy, you’ve been a big help. I’m gonna put your dollar bill right on top! In the mean-time, back on the job hunt!
Andy: You’re welcome…?
Guy: Just remember, if you see me begging on the street, help a man out and get him a triple-shot, no-whip, non-fat mocha latte.
Andy: I’ll be sure to keep that in mind.