I was just about to drop a coin in the wicker basket next to the Latin American fellow with the pan pipes, when I noticed it was completely empty. It was too late to back out, so I dropped it in anyway, but as I walked away, I wondered if maybe he wasn't actually busking. Maybe that was just his lucky basket, or maybe that's what he carries the pan pipes around in. It's not like I could ask him, as he was busy piping away.
If he really was a busker, surely he knows you should always put a little change into your pot at the start of the day?