“Excuse me ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention please.” If you’re a somewhat regular public transit rider, you’re used to hearing these words, usually followed by a plea for money — a nickel, a dollar, a penny, whatever you can spare. But one prankster decided to take his subway speech in a slightly different direction in this video from the folks over at CollegeHumor. Instead of sharing a sob story about all the struggles he’s been facing, this “panhandler” told his fellow passengers about, well, how awesome just about everything in his life is going. Oh, that cup he’s holding? It’s not for collecting change: he’s holding it because he didn’t want to litter after finishing his latte.
After he rattles off a laundry list of his family’s recent successes — a spacious new house in the suburbs, his daughter’s full scholarship to an Ivy League college, the trip to the Grand Canyon — the prankster reveals that he’s not asking for money, he’s just asking for some congratulations and a high five or two. Watch here as everyone aboard the car begins to realize they’ve been pranked.