Scene: Times Square
Day: Sunday
Time: Noon

A very blonde couple approaches me in the Times Square Subway station

Blonde Woman: Do you speak English?
Me: Yes
Blonde Woman: We want to go to Ground Zero. We were told to take the 2 Express.
Me: [Pointing] There’s the sign for the Downtown 2.
Blonde woman: Should we stand by the sign?
Me: You need to follow the sign to the subway. [Walks away]

Questions for Discussion

1. What was your reaction when the woman said she wanted to go to “Ground Zero”?
2. Did the couple ask for directions from someone else? Why or why not?