Sunday, November 15, 2009

Oh, Betty

I’ve had the beloved Betty, our trusty GPS, working overtime recently. While I’ve been out of town on business, Betty has successfully gotten me to countless business appointments, back and forth from the hotel, to the mall, to dinner, and to church. But, I think she’s concluded that she’s worked hard enough to earn the right to pull a few pranks. 1) One morning she had me turn right out of the hotel. Then she had me turn right a few more times. Just when I was thinking, “Hey, this is looking familiar,” I realize that after 5 minutes and 3 miles, she has brought me back to the hotel – exactly where I started. Then she “recalculated” and decided that I should have just turned left out of the hotel. Hmm… 2) Betty brought me through the part of town that I can only describe as the part where you check your doors at least 5 times to make sure they are locked and then say a prayer that your car doesn’t break down. Betty didn’t seem too concerned, as she had me drive around this area for at least 10 minutes. 3) On the way to one business appointment, she decided that I should leave the frontage road and get on the highway. The highway happened to be a toll road, so I paid my $1 and went on my way, waiting to hear her next prompt. Less than a mile later, she had me get off the toll road and back onto the same frontage road. My $1 paid for 1 minute of driving. Is Betty getting a commission?? Silly, Betty. She knows that even with the pranks, I won’t get rid of her. I’d be lost – literally - without her.

10 comments:

Allison said...

Aww, cute.

And she might get a commission. You never know. GPS like some pampering, too.

MG said...

I love our Garmin! Sometimes I wonder about the routes they choose, but we've always ended up where we needed to be!

southeastcountrywife said...

haha, thanks for the laughs. :)

i can relate. my sister and brother-in-law have one and they're great--usually... when in okc the other day, we punched in the directions for the okc zoo and started off on the drive. we knew we were in the vicinity but were rather puzzled when the turn we took left us in a loading bay!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Aw! I hope Betty pulls it together soon!

corkyshell said...

Hahaha we call our GPS Jill, but we do call my Camry Betty.

I too love my GPS and do not know where I would be without it!

Playful Professional said...

I'm so glad you named your Garmin too! Ours is named Jezzi.

wendy said...

Betty sounds a lot like the crazy person who gives directions in our car.

Oh Wait, that's me! After living in Hawaii for 3 whole years, I still have to pull out my trusty map before I head downtown...

Amber said...

Haha! Betty must be our Beverly's long lost twin! Bev is constantly pulling similar stunts on us. Silly girls. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em!

brown eyed girl said...

LOL! We call ours "GPS Lady"...it's very creative!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Haha, that is too cute. :)