"It is common knowledge that most guys do not like to ask for directions. This is why they invented the GPS. And cell phones with GPS service...
There are also a few girls who do not like to ask for directions. Like me. It does not take us long to become gadget dependent. So when I had to take the kids I watch for the summer to meet their parents at the country club -which, by the way, is quite close to their house- I only asked for the street number.
I traced my way using the Google map app, and I dragged the poor kids around the golf field to someone's house. But I'm lucky - the owner was actually in the yard so I did not have to actually knock on someone's door to ask for directions. I just had to say :” Hello, hello? hmm…I need to get to the country club building. Do you have any idea how can we get to the Country Club ? My GPS is telling me it is right here…”
Of course, the GPS got me across the golf field from the Club’s building. And I still had to stop and ask for directions. I had to drag the kids all the way back. But this time we took a shortcut – we crossed the field."
"The WeatherBug app –weather forecasts, of course- does also use the GPS feature to determine my location. Lately it had played tricks on me –when I tried to check the weather I discovered that according to my GPS I was in Texas or Indiana. And quite a few times. Even in Alaska. Once.
One rainy day I woke up in Sunnyvale, California. According to my GPS… because outside it was still Pittsburgh, still raining. I called off work. I realized that if I get out , in the rain I will be unable to enjoy my sunny day in Sunny Vale in California."
Note: a mishap when I edited this blog lead to the deletion of several links towards on-line magazines I do read from times to times. I recovered several of them and you can find them now under the label "Places".