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Marianne Weems plays a performance segment from Alladeen in which a call center operator in Bangalore, India takes a call from a woman in need of driving directions. The woman is calling for help from her car in the United States.

Discuss the different perspectives of the caller and the operator. During the conversation, do they form opinions about each other? What cultural differences become apparent in the dialogue?

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