October 28, 2007

Turn Around (again)

I live in Illinois. Now....if you look at a map, Wisconsin is NORTH of Illinois. And last night I had to go to Wisconsin.

So....I got on 39 and headed......north. duh

At one point 39 joins up with 90. And I keep heading..........north.

Funny how that all works.

Actually I have to tell you I found my destination easily. No problems. No wrong turns. No second thoughts. Perfect.

And of course being me, I had to announce it to everyone.

I have GOT to learn to keep my mouth shut until I'm safely home, home, home. Cause you KNOW the trip back wasn't all sunshine and smiles.

Now...in my defense I was exhausted. And it was late. With a full moon. And I was having a bad hair day. And...well, you get the picture.

Anyway, I'm heading to the highway. I figure I came north to get there, I go south to return home.

Makes perfect sense to me.

Except whoever named the flippin' roads around here made a ittle bitty teeny tiny mistake. No north. No south. Only east or west at that juncture. Seriously.

Damnit!!! How the hell am I supposed to know which turns into south?!?! For cryin' out loud.

And if you know me at all....you know I picked the wrong way. West. I picked west. Cause I figure THE Valley was a little west of where I was picturing myself to be. Hey - I get some credit. At least I PICTURED a damned map!

Oh, and did I mention they only show 90. Not one hint of 39. Until you're on the highway. Going the wrong flippin' direction.

I swear to Pete. It's a conspiracy. It HAS to be. Because NO ONE could be THAT confused all the time. Could they? It's not just me, is it?!?!

Well, no matter. I can pretty well promise I won't be making THAT mistake again.

Posted by Tammi at October 28, 2007 06:17 AM | TrackBack

That sounds like me, when I get out of this local area. I can do Southwest Detroit and downriver, But holy Toledo, you get me in these Northern suburbs. I'm lost as all get out. North going South, you name it. Roads changing names, It sucks. Why I stay outta them parts. I used to be a courier and I drive stake truck and it was a royal PITA to deal with that part of the country.

Posted by: Chuck Adkins at October 28, 2007 07:52 AM

Make that, I USED TO drive Stake truck... haven't touched on in 2 years... Jobs around these parts is tough to get nowadays.

Posted by: Chuck Adkins at October 28, 2007 07:53 AM

I was like that in DFW... pretty much constantly.

It's almost as bad here, where the streets change names every 3 blocks or so when they enter a new little 'village'. Blech.

Posted by: pam at October 28, 2007 07:56 AM

So... you got lost at Janesville, heading to Madtown? That's all I can picture... west on 20 would have taken you to 39.

Oh, and you forgot to blame the full moon.


Posted by: That 1 Guy at October 28, 2007 11:23 AM

Hoo boy... You should have called - lord knows we were still up! :) It was nice to get to see you though!

Posted by: Richmond at October 28, 2007 12:18 PM

My best friend, bless her heart, would get lost in a paper sack with a roadmap and a flashlight. I can't tell you how many times she's called for help as she's fumbling about on a road in the middle of nowhere, trying to find her way somewhere. Thank GOD for Google maps.

For Christmas, she's getting a GPS. Is it on your wishlist?

Posted by: HomefrontSix at October 29, 2007 08:37 PM
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