|Another riveting edition of College Misery Theater|
Gus: I have a question for you. Will you be in your office tomorrow?
Edna: I'm here now. What's the problem?
Gus: I want to ask you some questions about traveling in [your home country]. I'm planning a trip there during semester break.
Edna: [Dubious.] Where, exactly?
Gus: Eight different cities. I don't remember which ones.
Edna: [Even more dubious.] ...OK. Sounds like fun, but what do you need from me?
Gus: You know, travel information. Hotels, how to get from city to city, what to do. I've never been there before, so I wanted to ask you some questions.
Edna: [Incredulous.] Unless you're along the major train lines, you will probably need to travel by plane. [X and Y] are cheap domestic airlines you can look into.
Gus: OK, but what should I do? How do I do this?
Edna: Like you would here. Buy a ticket online. Get to the airport somehow and fly to another airport. Find hotels from travel sites.
Gus: But what kind of stuff is there to do?
Edna: Anything I could tell you, you can also get from a guidebook. Unless you're visiting [Flyover Hometown], there's not much I can offer in terms of advice. Consider finding a real travel agent. [Mumbles good day and shuffles off.]
Gus: [Blinks quizzically and packs things to leave.]