I had a longish journey to make this afternoon, and for a change I decided to get an express coach. The driver asked me for £8.10, so I handed her £10.10 and waited for my £2 change. She didn't notice the 10p, which she dropped. She scrutinised the tenner as though it were a £9 note issued by Northern Rock before initialling it. The conversation then went as follows -
Driver: Have you got the 10 pence?
Me: I gave you it, you dropped it.
Driver (looking as though I had suggested anal sex): You GAVE me it?
Me: Yes. You didn't notice and you dropped it.
Driver: You never gave me it.
Me: Yes, I did. Look. There it is on the floor.
[Driver eventually deigns to look down and sees the coin].
I had honestly believed that she was not going to allow me on the bus. I wish more people would use public transport, but every time I experience it I can see why people don't.