I run through the streets, shouting! "The Martians are coming! The Martians are coming!"

But I've been up all night, I'm so panicked, and my clothes so dirty, they think I'm drunk or mad. So they ignore me! People are busy going to work. The morning train passes. All these people going on their daily business, as if nothing has happened!

Should I tell the army to hurry up and shell the crater? Or should I forget helping others and just rescue my girlfriend? Or do something else?