She reacts as if her were trying to steal from her.
Knowing that her goal is to catch a train, we must now wait with the character for the next one to arrive. If she were to have a wallet, she could catch a cab, or figure out some other way to get where she wants to go. Her next decision is to go get some lunch to bide her time.
When she returns, a homeless man is sitting at what she believes is her booth. She cannot go buy another salad now so she begins to eat off the homeless man’s plate.
He shows her hospitality by buying her a cup of coffee.
Standing on the platform, the woman realizes that her wallet is missing. She picks up a salad and pays for it with some spare change she is carrying.
She finds a table, puts her shopping bags down, and goes back for a fork. She had to have lost her wallet in order for this to make sense.
I've had my fair share throughout the US, Canada, India and Europe.
We generally have a bad perception of homeless people.
He attempts to help her gather the strewn items, but she snaps at him, shoves her items into her purse, and runs to her train. This beginning is extremely telling of the woman’s character.
One man is looking for change in the ticket machines, and one walks in front of the woman, almost eerily close to the lens.
The viewer is now forced to recognize these people, while the woman herself noticeably ignores them.
From drunken abusive yelling, following me several blocks and asking me for drugs and to people with missing fingers and teeth tapping my driver's window surrounding the car.
I generally don't give money to panhandlers anymore after some have rejected food from me when standing in front of a burger joint.