How to Confuse Strangers (A Poem)

[I]
Approach someone random,
Act panicked (not insane), say
“Excuse me!” – catch your breath,
“But what year is it?”
[II]
Jubilation or horror
Are two options;
Either way, the stranger’s
Response must shock you.
[III]
Stare in awe at the sky
As you run away.
Make sure to jump back
At the first car you see.
-Youngman Brown