Street vendor giving away free Boston Herald, in response to me waving him away: "You look like you should read this."
My retort: "That's not a very nice thing to say ..."
Same street vendor roughly ten minutes later, as I once again turn down free newspaper: "You're too cute to be walking around this street. "*
I'm now a subscriber of the Boston Herald.
*Friend St., of course is ... a really dirty street, a result of Boston's central artery which used to be above it and ripped down as part of the Big Dig. Today's history lesson brought to you by the letter "z."