Let's play pretend.
Hypothetically, JD and I are going downtown to a restaurant we've been wanting to try. We don't know the best way to get there, so I say "I'll get directions." JD, knowing full well that I asked for directions every. single. time. I went to his office the FOUR years we lived in North Carolina, says "okay."
Remember, this is totally hypothetical...except for the four years in NC.
I go to mapquest and type in the "to" and "from" addresses and hit "print" to get the directions. All the while, never looking at them.
We get in the car, hypothetically speaking, and as we're going down I-35, JD asks me "why aren't we taking 281?"
"I don't know. This is how mapquest told me to get there."
"You mean you didn't look at the map and compare it with the atlas?"
"What? No! Why would I do that? That's why mapquest exists - so I don't HAVE to look at the atlas! DUH!" I say, as I roll my eyes.
JD, grinding his teeth, shaking his head and tapping his foot just sighs dramatically to let me know what a disappointment I am as a direction-seeking wife.
I'm feeling like a failure, all the while supporting my actions and praying they don't take us to Mexico, unless there is an equally good restaurant there. But no WAY would I admit that I should have checked the atlas. That would have been bullocks! (we had a British realtor this weekend, I like that word now - not even sure that's how you spell it)
We get there, based on the mapquest directions....but JD doesn't fail to lecture me on how much faster it would have been if we had taken 281, and why you shouldn't just trust mapquest.
And, if this story were true, it would end with me giving up all direction-getting responsibilities to him and we'd both be okay with that.
My friend, Laura, has a Magellan (Maggie, we call her) GPS and we used it this weekend while looking for houses. Maggie doesn't fail. So, I'm convinced a GPS is the way to go.
Long story short, my e-friend Melody kept an eye out for a great deal (as she ALWAYS does) on a GPS. She found this one. After talking with a trusted techy-friend, he bought the same one last year for $1,000!! So, this is a great deal. As a matter of fact, he's now buying two more for gifts.
The one thing I've found about Amazon, you usually have to jump on the deal right away. I'm going to bet that tomorrow, this device is up in the $600s again.
I ordered mine (Merry Christmas to me) and should have it in the next week or so (too cheap to pay for faster shipping.) I'm super excited. I'll let you know mine and JD's directional relationship changes.
October 15, 2008
Let's play pretend.