We were coming back from a stroll around the Botanic Gardens when we saw a bright green rectangle on the ground.
‘Hey, a Myki!’ Damjan bent down. Baby Mia, strapped to Damjan’s chest in the baby carrier, might have squawked as she tipped over.
‘Damjan, of all of us here you’re probably the one least able to pick it up,’ said Sean.
Cobi, Sean and I peered at the Myki in Damjan’s hand. It was a Seniors Myki.
‘Oh dear,’ I said. ‘I wonder if they’ll be able to get home?’
‘If they’ve registered the Myki, maybe we can get it back to them,’ said Cobi.
‘Hello!’ called a man powering up the steps towards us. ‘Did you pick up a Myki? I saw you bend down around the spot where my wife pulled out her phone twenty minutes ago.’
‘You’re in luck, here it is,’ we said handing it over.
The man beamed as a dark haired woman caught up from behind him. ‘We got to Flinders Street Station before we realised it was lost.’
His wife added, ‘I told him not to bother coming back. Surely someone had already picked it up and pocketed it!’
‘We were wondering if you had registered it,’ Cobi said.
‘Oh no, that’s too complicated for us,’ they said cheerfully as they waved. ‘Thanks!’