Directionally-challenged folks, unite!

My mom and I get along really well.  We have fun no matter what we’re doing.  Even when we’re not having fun, we end up cracking up.  Tonight, she drove over here to pick me up so we could go see “Twelfth Night,” the play Ian has been working on as stage manager.  We left in plenty of time. I was driving my mom’s cute little car.  

Yet,as we were talking and laughing and talking, talking, talking we still missed a few turns and arrived 15 minutes late.  The sign on the door said not to barge in, someone would come get us.  We waited and waited for over 30 minutes. No one came.  Finally, we grabbed brochures to prove we’d been there and left.  It’s pathetic. My mom and I spend a lot of time together, but rarely in the places we intend to be. Ooooo, look a butterfly!!!

As we tried to explain what had happened to Mike and Andy when we pulled into the driveway 90 minutes early, we barely had to say a word and they filled in the blanks.  Mike even said “I knew better than to let the two of you go off alone.”  If only my sister lived closer – she’s got an actual sense of direction and pays attention to detail.  I talked to Ian after the play and explained what had happened and he just laughed and said, “Why didn’t you bring Dad or Andy?”  Oh well.  Ian wasn’t crushed that we didn’t actually make it to the show, my mom and I did not end up on Ocala or somewhere far, far away from our destination.  We had fun.  The night was a semi-success, right?

8 thoughts on “Directionally-challenged folks, unite!

  1. My friend Bev and I got turned around TWICE trying to leave the town in which we live. Our families threaten to radio-tag us whenever we go anywhere together.

  2. That's the kind of relationship I have with my sister. Unfortunately she lives one hour away but she tries to come visit once a week.

  3. Note to self, never travel with my mom and IWBY.

    LOL Deana – this sounds entirely familiar. My mom and I actually dropped my sister off on our way into town after a day at the beach and were about five miles from the beach before we realized we'd gone out of her apartment the wrong way. Sad, but true.

    Claire- how was your night out? What did Jay think? It was a rough production from what I've heard here and I am clueless about these things.

  4. LMBO!!! ha ha! I have the worst sense of direction. whenever I tell Ian I plan to take the kids on a road trip and he is away he FREAKS out!

    He seems to think we are going to get lost in far away land and not be able to get home..

    The last time I got seriously lost I just pulled over and asked a nice older Japanese man where I was! After 20 minutes of talking (and neither one understanding) I ended up following him to the exit I needed!

  5. I think he enjoyed it.

    I went shopping and bought some polos at old Navy for Sean (didn't have the color/size I needed for Alexander) and then ate dinner out

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