Late at night an old man was driving on the freeway in a big city when he felt a pain in his chest. "It's a heart attack!" he groaned, and he pulled off at the next exit. He found himself in the middle of a residential area, and he had no clue where he was. He didn't remember which exit he took or even which direction he was going. Unfortunately, he did not have On-Star. He did manage to find his cell phone and call 911.
"I'm having a heart attack," he said to the 911 operator.
"Where are you?" she asked.
"I don't know. All I know is that I'm in a residential area, with cars parked in front and behind me."
"Can you see any street signs?"
"I can't see any from here, and I can't move," he replied. The pain from the heart attack had essentially paralyzed him.
"Try honking your horn and see if someone comes out," she instructed.
Then she asked him one more question. After he answered the question, the ambulance was there within minutes. What was the question?
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