As it turns out, there’s a way to turn 50 cents into $100 without going to Vegas and betting on the Browns to win the Super Bowl.
Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham discloses via Twitter that a homeless man put 50 cents into a parking meter to help Gresham avoid what would have been a $55 parking ticket. (When you know the specific amount of the ticket, it means that you’ve had a few.)
Gresham says that he rewarded the man for his gesture.
S/O to the homeless man that paid 50 cents in the parking meter so we wouldn't get a 55$ ticket. Had to give that man a 100 for that.—
Jermaine Gresham (@JGresham84) July 07, 2012
And so now whenever Gresham goes to his car, he’ll be swarmed by panhandlers who claim they saved him from a parking ticket.
It’s actually a better strategy than holding the time-honored “will work for food” sign.