Thursday, October 25, 2012
Which way do I go?
I saw this sign when I was in southern Wisconsin last spring. I just thought it was interesting. Let's see. You can't go left. You can't turn around. I guess that means you can only go straight or go left. A while back I even saw a sign with the arrow going straight ahead with the red slash through it. Sometimes we can't even go straight, I guess.
Thanks to all these signs, and vision issues, I don’t like driving as much as I used. I used to love to jump in the car and take a road trip all by myself, listening to books on CD or just singing to the radio. I kind of like to drive where I want to though.
GPS? No way. It is much more fun to drive around until some instinct points the car in the right direction. Or the clerk at the convenience store on the corner would be more than happy to tell you where to go. I’ve met some very nice people that way.
If I have a conference at the Best Western in a medium-sized city, I usually don’t look up the directions at all. I figure, this town can’t be that big, the Best Western is surely going to be easy to find. Needless to say, I often arrive at my destination late.
And what’s my point? Life should be an adventure, one without a road map, or Mapquest, or Garmin. It’s about the journey not the destination (and I apologize for stealing that from some advertisement).