Tourist #1, look­ing at sub­way ex­its: North side or south side?
Tourist #2: What’s the dif­fer­ence?
Tourist #1: Well north is north…and south is south.
(both look from one ex­it to the next and look at each oth­er)
Pass­ing New York­er: Are you go­ing up­town or down­town?
Tourist #1, think­ing: Hmmmm.…west.
New york­er: West of 8th…but up­town or down­town? West side of what street?
Tourist #1: Hmm… West side of…23rd Street?
New York­er, walk­ing away: You don’t know what the hell you’re do­ing.

–23rd St