Mr. GPS

Mr. GPS

My “life GPS” functions well. Vacation now. Time for a house in 2.8 years. Good friend ahead. However, my location detector is often on sleep mode, if I even have one. There is not a hospital in existence that I could navigate without meeting four employees, some who just walk me where I need to go. Parking decks, major cities, and sometimes IKEA are the bane of my directional existence.

Let me introduce you to my husband, Kevin, aka Mr. GPS.

I have witnessed him in a city he’s never been to, drive in the correct direction, and navigate exactly to his location – pre-Garmin days.

He uses his car’s GPS and Siri (iPhone wife) just to see their “suggestions”. He forces a 4th route and the distance and time is shorter every time. I think Siri has learned the words, “Thank you for the correction, Kevin.”

He mentally calibrates every mile if he’s in the right location or not – AND hold a conversation with me about family drama.

He can’t wrap his head around my inability to understand that EVERY interstate and route that is even numbered goes East to West. Every odd numbered interstate goes North to South. Then I say “But I-95 kind of goes East to South, don’t you think.” Yeah, I take those questions elsewhere.

I have been in the car when he has taken a shortcut because of traffic. He quips, “Well, I haven’t been this way before, but I figure it will come out where we need it to.” Of course it does.

You know what would happen if I took a random road I’d never been on to get around traffic? We’d be 90 miles out of our way, find a great Turkish diner in the middle of nowhere, get invited to their kid’s graduation party, and be glad we got lost. AAA would escort us out the next day.

There are many other qualities and traits he has and over the course of the blog, I look forward to sharing these, but from here on, for the most appropriate of reasons, I will most likely refer to him as “Mr. GPS.”

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kim E. Williams
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 16:50:27

    Live this. I can smell the right direction! funny stuff.

    Reply

  2. Kim E. Williams
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 16:58:14

    trying to comment via my blog-self… testing, one two…

    Reply

  3. rispenc
    Jul 02, 2012 @ 22:03:43

    It’s a math thing–most cities ‘run on a grid’.. It’s a man thing!

    Reply

  4. Linda Stansbury
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 10:38:55

    This is so cute. Some people just have a natural sense of direction. My dad was one of those people. He drove us all over the country and never got lost. He just knew where things were. Amazing. I’m pretty good at it myself, but I like to have a map close by. Hold on to that man of yours. Mr. GPS is a keeper, and will always get you where you need to go.

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  5. Leslie Waldron
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 09:32:57

    I like it, Vikki! Go Kevin!

    Reply

  6. Blue Eye Gravy
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 09:55:56

    Thank you Kim, Linda, and Leslie! Rita, it figures… 😉

    Reply

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