Monday, August 18, 2008

GPS Didn't Discover the New World

During a three hour drive to Pennsylvania this past weekend (more on that later) Jeremy was deploring the GPS system on my iPhone.  After repeated attempts to restart the phone and map our route, the system was still unable to locate our cars position on the interstate.  This was the conversation that followed:

Jeremy: This thing sucks, I now know FOR SURE I'm not getting this phone in December.

Me: Good, because there's only room for one really cool person in this family and now we know who it is.

Jeremy: We HAVE to get a GPS system soon.  We can't find our way around with this thing.

Me: Ummmmm, what about maps?  What did people ever do before GPS?  How did Christopher Columbus discover the New World without GPS Jeremy? HUH HUH HUH?

Jeremy: He discovered the New World ON ACCIDENT.  

Me: Uhhhhhh, Touche.  But it's pretty awesome here so it was a good accident.   

Jeremy: I'm Sooo the cool one.

4 comments:

damichelsons said...

Um, can you tell me how to get to Georgetown?

Yeah, get a GPS, Jill. That city is too friggin' crazy with streets going in all directions. We have the Garmin and it's got a setting on it for walking and biking! Put it in your basket on your bike and you are set!

Krista said...

Yeah, definitely get a GPS. I got one earlier this year, and have no idea how I got around without it. Best purchase ever.

sam {temptingmama} said...

Ya, I still don't think I want one. I think I'd get more irritated with it - I argue with GoogleMaps as it is.

Jillian said...

I agree with Sam. Once the GPS in my friends car had us making circles in Gary, Indiana. Not a place I really care to be going around in circles in. I'm sorry I just had to end that sentence in a preposition; I couldn't think of any other way.
Perhaps this: It is not a town in which I care to be going in circles. SWEET!