Thursday, January 22, 2009

Directions

Have you ever had the misfortune to ask a man for directions? If so you have probably gotten some such nonsense as "go North 5 miles, go 5 more miles and turn East and you'll be there. Now, that's all well and good if you know where North and East are. I don't. I lack a sense of direction. North, South, East, and West don't have any meaning to me. And then, to add insult to inury there are those who throw in such refinements as south southeast, north northwest, etc. PUHLEESE! I thought, until I was an adult, that I was always walking North as long as I was going forward. That assumption was due to the fact that in grammar school, my teacher told me that North was in front of me. I thought she meant it was always in front of me. I could go South only by walking backwards! Imagine my surprise when I discovered the sad truth.

If you want good directions you can get them from women. Things like "turn right out of your subdivision, turn left at the 7-11, and when you see the red house with the purple shutters you're there". Now that's comprehensible....unless you don't know left from right and everyone knows that. Right?

I guess I see a GPS in the future. Besides, I love everything electronic.