[Car drives up, window down]
Amazingly attractive young man: "Mah-dee-zon!"
Cute farm girl selling corn: "What?"
AAYM: "Mah-dee-zon! We needing to go..."
CFGSC: "You're in Madison."
AAYM: [shows map, points at dot on Google Map] "I need...here."
[Dawns on CFGSC that AAYM doesn't speak very much English]
CFGSC: "Oh...well, you need to turn left at the light and then go..."
[AAYM shakes head confusedly]
Canoelover: "Scusa, ragazzo, ma hai bisogno d'aiuto?"
AAYM: "Dio mio...non ci credo..."
CL: "E' semplice...aldila' il semaforo troverai un'autostrada 90-94..."
[CL explains directions to hotel in Italian. AAYM listens, occasionally mumbling "meraviglio"]
CL: "Tutto al posto?"
AAYM: "Si, amico, grazie mille...auguri...non ci credo..."
[AAYM drives off to his hotel destination]
Exeunt, all players except CFGSC who says to CL
CFGSC: "Uh, what just happened?"
This young man was amazingly attractive in a way that could only have happened in Italy. His accent wasn't Spanish so I thought I'd see if I could help. Worst case scenario -- he would be Portuguese.
It's an amazing, random, wonderful world we live in. The odds of a couple of lost Italians driving up to a fruit stand within a fifteen second window as I was about to leave is pretty small, no?
Don't ever let anyone tell you your liberal arts degree is a waste of time and money. I'd like to see an electrical engineer make someone smile like that.
Presentato con rispetto,
P.S. Translation as follows:
"Excuse me, but do you need some help?"
"Oh my God...I don't believe it..."
"It's easy...just past that light you'll turn onto the 90-94 freeway..."
"Yes, my friend, a thousand thanks...good luck...I don't believe it..."