So this elderly couple were sitting in their tiny cold water flat on the
lower East Side when the husband said, "Doris, we're in bad shape. Inflation
has eaten up our Social Security check. The next one isn't due for a week
and we've got no money left for food."
"Could I do anything to help?" she asked.
"Yes," he said. "I hate to see you do this but it's the only way.
You're going to have to go out and hustle."
"Me?" she asked. "At the age of sixty-five?"
"It's the only way," he said.
Resigned to the situation, she went out into the warm night. She came
staggering in early the next morning.
"How did you do?" asked the husband.
"Here," she said, "I've got four dollars and ten cents."
"Four dollars and ten cents," he said . "Who gave you the ten cents?"
"Everybody," she said.