Scene: The corner of Division and Cleveland.
Characters: Kevin Adair, a biker, and a respectable-looking white-haired woman of about 70. She has beckoned him over.
Woman: Hi…Can you…can you give me a ride?
Adair: On the bike?
Woman: Uh-huh. Could you take me out of here?
Adair: Where do you want to go?
Woman: Oh, anywhere. Just away from here.
Adair: Aaaaaao …[Shrugs.] Well, I think it would be a lot better if you took a bus. You can catch one at that corner.
Woman: No…No. I, I don’t have any money. Could you just take me?
Adair: Where do you want to go, ma’am?
Woman: Could you…take me to…Wisconsin?
Adair: Listen, I came over ’cause I thought you might be in trouble. I’m just going around the corner. I don’t even have enough gas to get to Wisconsin.
Woman: Oh. Oh. I see. Well, thank you anyway.
Adair: Sure. Take care now.
Woman: Thank you. Buh-bye.
Overheard in the audience at Dancing at Lughnasa, on the subject of animal testing: “This business of putting eye shadow on rabbits; it’s just not necessary.”