THE FLOWER GIRL: Garn! Oh do buy a flower off me, Captain. I can change half-a-crown. Take this for tuppence.
THE GENTLEMAN: Now don't be troublesome: theres a good girl. (Trying his pockets) I really haven't any change--Stop: heres three ha'pence, if thats any use to you (he retreats to the other pillar). (Pygmalion, Act I)
The gentleman's response to the flower girl indicates that