I think this is a funny New York situation that happens sometimes. A person will ask for directions and after one person gives their take, someone else will butt in with a way they think is ten times faster. I’ve never interrupted to give different directions, but I’ve thought of doing it when I hear someone giving very roundabout directions.

Though sometimes even that wouldn’t work. I was in the financial district with some friends and a person was asking where the Statue of Liberty was. We pointed in the general direction telling him he had to take the ferry to which he said in an accented voice “No! It’s ok, I walk.” Then he asked where the Empire State Building was, and after we pointed it out and insisted he take the subway he responded in the same way saying that he’d walk. You just can’t help some people.