This cartoon by Mac from The Daily Mail relates to the row over Work and Pensions secretary Ian Duncan Smith's idea that well-off pensioners should hand back bus passes, winter fuel payments and TV licences. By law all those over 62 get a free bus pass for off-peak travel. Read more >>
In the cartoon Mac imagines what would happen if wealthy pensioners actually used their bus passes. A rich pensioner accompanied by his wife in a fur coat asks the bus driver: "Would you direct us to the first class compartment and bar?" Obviously, they've never taken the bus in their life, and are used to travelling by train, where you find such amenities.
As always in Mac cartoons, there are some lovely details: the man tapping on the bus driver's window with his umbrella, or the old lady with her shopping bags.
"Would you direct us to..." is a very formal way of saying "Would you tell us the way to...".