Woman, Yangshuo, China
We went out to shoot photos in the early morning, and a group of locals showed up with their props. They all wanted cash for posing, 5-10 yuan each. I paid a few of the women, but I was more interested in the landscape. This woman kept following me, so I finally reached into my wallet so that I could get some peace. All I had was a 20 yuan bill, so I apologized and pointed to the mountains. She walked away, and I continued shooting the scenery. A few minutes later, I felt a tap on my shoulder, and the woman was back...with nine singles - change for my 20! I laughed and handed over the bill. She carefully counted out the nine ones, then put on her best face for tourists - a sad, worn, distant look. I snapped a quick shot, then smiled and pointed at her. She quickly broke into a great grin.