He says, "Well, I'm trying to get to Skagit County." I ask, "Why?" but I didn't get an answer.
You may admire my restraint in that I didn't say, "You just did," in response to his first question, nor did I call him on the fact that he never asked me the question he wanted to ask.
He continued the way he was going, asking other people if he could ask them a question.