I've given Gregory grief in the past for
his reliance (to me, his overreliance) on GPS when driving, and this issue has been coming up on our
little trip often enough. As we drove back to the hotel from Joe's house, I
noticed that Gregory's GPS was sending us cross-country along unlit two lane
roads filled with deer instead of the 10-lane well lit I-10, much like last time (unstated in that
entry—everyone in the van was telling Gregory his GPS was giving him crap
directions, stop listening to it, we know the way).
When I mentioned this, Gregory told us that he has an irrational fear of
being lost, and with a GPS, he's never lost, even if the route given isn't the
fastest, straightest or safest. I can relate to the irrational fear bit—I
have an irrational fear of earthquakes; odd, given that I don't live in an
area known to have earthquakes, but there you go. If the GPS makes Gregory feel better,
so be it.
Besides, I still can't play that peg game at
Barrel, and I totally rely upon a cheat sheet created from my peg game solving program.
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