April 20, 2007

That Damned Theme Song

Ok. That's over.

Back in the office, puttin' out a few fires, then I'm outta here a bit early today. What the hell?!? I deserve it.

Anyway, the call went fine. Great? No. Really good? Not really. Just fine.

But I had to share this little story, as I know most of you that know me will just get a chuckle.

We get done with the call and my rep and I are gonna head to someplace to grab a bite to eat and regroup. I'm on the phone with the office machine-gunning follow-ups off to the girls before they leave my weak mind.

My rep is driving her truck and I'm followin' in Lana. Talking, talking, driving driving. We get to Steak and Shake, park go in and finish up our meeting.

Now, this is Naperville. I don't spend a lot of time in Naperville. She....lives there.

So, we get done and part ways. I head to the ladies room, cause it's about an hour's drive and I've had 96 cups of coffee and 103 diet cokes already today.

I get out to the car, get settled, start the engine and realize.......I have no earthly idea where I am.


Not what road I'm on. No which way I need to go on that road. What road I need to go TO. Nothing. All I'm sure of is I need to find my way to 88 EAST. From there I'm golden.

I put the car back in park and just laughed. Hell folks, I'm not proud, I'll admit it. I laughed so damned hard I had to go back inside and pee.

And before you say it - I tried to ask directions but none of the staff spoke English beyond the menu.

Well, as evident by the fact that I am sitting in my office, I did figure it out. Actually, I got lucky. But that's not the point.

The point is......oh, hell there is no point. It's just a part of who I am. ;-)

Posted by Tammi at April 20, 2007 01:35 PM | TrackBack

And you have a friend who dispatches for a living, familiar with the area and LIVES on Google Map and you don't call!!!

Posted by: Raging Mom at April 20, 2007 02:38 PM

**sigh of relief** I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has done this. :o)

Posted by: Lemon Stand at April 20, 2007 02:49 PM

Seriously, sometimes I just start worrying about you the minute I read you'll be on the road.

Thank God you figured it out. That just means you're getting your bearings from the sun and other things. BTW, the sun is a great guide for you to know where your are at all times; the sun is your friend.

Posted by: michele at April 20, 2007 03:37 PM

Oh, don't you start with that whole "Orb" thingy bob. Remember, this is the woman that lost the moon while driving through Iowa.

A full moon.

On a clear night.

Posted by: Tammi at April 20, 2007 07:08 PM

cue They Might Be Giants...

Posted by: sarahk at April 21, 2007 12:20 PM

I'm glad to hear that you got lucky.


Posted by: zonker at April 21, 2007 03:23 PM
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