I used to sell Real Change on a corner where there were rows of vending machines for newspapers; some paid, some free. I watched people gather up a bunch of papers, maybe even pay for a couple, and walk right by me. It bothered me, and not just because it wasn’t a sale, but because those people seemed to assume that there was nothing in Real Change they wanted to read.
I’ve had a lot of people just give me the money for the paper and not take it to read. While I appreciate their kindness, I’d like them to know that they’re missing a lot.