A: Excuse me, I’ve lost my EasyCard. I think I left it on the train. Now I can’t swipe out of the station.
C: Would you like to pay the excess fare?
A: I also have an iPass card, can I use this to pay the exit fare?
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C: You can, but you won’t be able to get a refund on the initial fare.
A: That’s fine. We’re a bit pushed for time. I’ll worry about that after I get out of the station.
C: OK, it’s done. You still have NT$72 left on your iPass card.
A: Thank you! Oh, one more thing… If I did leave the card on the train, how can I go about getting it back? It’s a credit card linked to my EasyCard, and will top-up automatically, so I’m in trouble if someone else uses it.
C: I’ll give you this form. It has the customer service number of the Metro Lost and Found on it. Give them a call in a while and ask them if anyone has handed it in.
（Translated by Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱）
“Pushed for time”
Synonyms include: in a hurry; in a rush; running late; need to get my skates on; I can’t stop; I have to run.
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