Funny how quickly we can become afraid of things we don’t need to worry about. But it was almost 5pm and Paris rush hour on the metro (subway) had begun. Neither credit card worked and I had no Euros, only limited American cash. So no matter what method I might find to get back, I had no way to pay for it.
I was also tired and hungry and didn’t speak the language. And for the first time in years, legitimately scared. This was very unfamiliar territory.