Yes honey, I know how to get there…

{It’s my  regular day to post, and I’m sticking to it. So, here is a re-post commenting on our family’s latest adventure this past weekend… Enjoy, relate, vent… we’re all friends here!}

Famous last words! How many people out there have partners who believe they are better than GPS? Who take a perfunctory glance at directions, boldly toss them aside, and say, “Yes honey, I know where we’re going,” and then wind up taking you on a tour of the “best” sites in town?

Ooh! I can answer that one! ME! God bless my dear husband. Most of the time, he is pretty dead on with directions, having been a sales rep for many years and driven through many a state. But there are times, well, I even have a better sense of things than he. Now THAT’s saying a lot!

What is it with these people, anyway? Why are they always in competition with inanimate objects like a GPS or a map? Yay, honey! You beat the GPS at finding our way to the party! It took us twice as long, but… good for you!  You’ve bested an outdated map! Bad map! You rock, honey! Woot, woot!

Or is there something deeper, more sinister  going on here? These direction-defiers may have a latent, as of yet defined, psychological problem that demands they compete against their own sense of logic. It is logical to use a map  or written directions when going someplace new. But using such aids strips one of power! It makes one appear weak! They are… the ENEMY!

I’m thinking about signing up Hubbie for the OCD Project, so he can confront his fears about using directions. Repeated exposures to using directions and maps might help him overcome his issues. So where is this doctor located anyway? Wait a minute, I’ll just get a map…

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Ruth says:

    Oh thank you Deena, I am so relieved to know I am not alone. Can there be a whole organization like AA instead it would be DA (Directions Askers)? I actually fell asleep once while driving around rather than worry any more about where we were going, two hour detour on a 15 minute trip.
    Thanks,
    Ruth

    1. deenaremiel says:

      Oh, Ruth! Two hours for a 15 minute trip! Good times, good times…

  2. Judy says:

    I am howling!!

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