Perhaps this is a Scotchland thing. Answering questions with questions.
Me “Excuse me, do you know if there’s a taxi rank nearby”?
Mrs Doubtfire “Do you know it’s a Freeedeee evening”?
Me “Yes I am aware that it is a Friday and the time, do you know where we can find a taxi”?
Mrs Doubtfire “Do you reeealise it’s thee Festivall”?
Me “Yep, I know, thanks, where where can I find a taxi”?
Mrs Doubtfire “Ooooow, weeeelll, errrr”
Ahh it’s ok now, I can see one. Thanks. Bye Scotsh speaking calendar clock lady*
(It might have been a man – the sex was not conclusively discernable).