I met her when I started working. She is small, white, and wearing clothes you would probably see on anyone going about their daily duties; jeans, blouse or t-shirt, tucked in.
I would go into the Kellogg's Diner to get a Coke and a breakfast bar. Every day she is there asking people for money as they come and go from the store and the Lorimer L stop.
"Can you spare some change?"
And if you just ignored her and continued into the store, she would say,
"Maybe on your way out."
I always think that is such a polite thing to say.