Observed outside Pick-a-Bagel on 57th and 6th, Manhattan, 9:01 a.m.

The players: A middle-aged woman, nicely dressed and in good spirits, and her companion (probably her husband), talking to two uniformed policemen.

The woman seemed pleased with herself and the cops, which was striking, considering most people talking to the police are in a state of distress.

One of the policemen spoke into his two-way radio:

“Request location: N-B-C Studios.”