Nothing wrong with using GPS in general, but I have found it increasingly frustrating to be in the car with Mom and here telling me to look something up on GPS. Sure we still use the car navigation to not miss the turn when going to the lake house, but when it is something we in general know where it is it drives me nuts to spend time looking it up on my phone than at least giving us a chance to find it. I guess I kind of get in Huntsville, but it isn't hard with almost everything on two roads.
This past week I especially got annoyed at her because we were back in
Tucson and we (or at least I) know the area and seriously if you can't
find El Charro downtown without GPS can you say you ever really lived in
I guess I'm sort of nostalgic in finding our way as I remember learning
my way around Tucson when I was seven and not only was Tucson new to us,
but also our nanny. We got lost a lot, but I guess I loved adventures
(i.e. misadventures) back then, too.
Part of why Mom's GPS reliance drives me nuts is also that it's like she
doesn't trust we will get there without it. Sure it doesn't always
work without GPS, but trust me sometimes we will get there without it
even if we have to go in a circle (look up Explorer Blvd., Huntsville
and you'll see how a wrong turn actually was just the very slight long
way and not worth Mom's GPS freak out).
Back to this past week and Mom asking me to pull up GPS to get somewhere
for the second time that day. First off, I'll admit we kind of needed
GPS in the first instance, but I still say we would have found the place
without it because I already had said there's just one shopping center
on the corner left to look and she just had to first stop and pull up
GPS rather than investigate firsthand. When she tried to do that again
later to find El Charro I told her it's like the song Automatic sung by
Miranda Lambert, which she wasn't familiar with, so I successfully
distracted her by working on downloading it while also successfully
directing her to El Charro. We didn't even have a misadventure unless
you count going almost all the way around the block to find the entrance
to the parking lot.