Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Where a boy calls his mother to say  he's on the M96 crosstown bus but 96th street is closed and the bus is going to "Go across 86th street and up Fifth avenue" and the mother says,"Fifth avenue doesn't go uptown, do you mean Madison?" and the boy says, "The driver said FIFTH! We're going to go up FIFTH!" and the mother says, "Please just ask someone," and listens while he mumbles in the background but no one will answer the boy except for one woman who says "You'll get there," and the boy says to his mother, "Just don't worry about it, I'm sure we'll just go up Fifth" and the mother says, "You will NOT go up Fifth.. I'm sure you'll be fine but if there's one thing I know it's that you will NOT go UP Fifth!" and she is astonished at her own anger and worry and frustration but not at all surprised when the boy mumbles, "Fine," and hangs up.