Because straight answers are too mainstream in the rest of the world, Lahoris will likely give you a humorous or sarcastic one.

Just this morning, I went to the service center of my smartphone brand which, according to Google Maps, was on the very famous “mobile market” on the Hall Road. Failing to locate it, I asked a phone retailer if he knew where the service center was. He told me that they have moved to the ‘larnass’ (lawrence) road. Acting like a clueless Isloo boy, I further asked: “road de utte hi hai ya aale duale hai kite?” (Is it right on the road or somewhere nearby?)

“Chhad vi aaiye?” (Shall I take you there?) he replied.