Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cheating on Garmin

            I fell in love a few years ago, and I thought I couldn’t be happier. And for a while I was very happy. Before I met him, I was truly a lost soul. But thanks to him, I can say, I have found my way. I had a feeling when we first met, that he was the right one for me, but I hesitated. After the first date, I knew he was the one. We met for the first time on Christmas Day. At my niece’s insistence--she’s the one who formally introduced us--I decided to go on a date with him, and I was smitten. 

His name was Garmin Nuvi 200, but my pet name for him was My GPS. He was the envy of all my directionally challenged friends, and they wanted to kick me out of the Can’t Find My Way Club. He was perfect for me—easy to talk to, pointed me in the right direction when I was going the wrong way, and came preloaded with U.S. maps. I stopped sulking around the house because I didn’t know how to get anywhere without getting lost. I could get up and go anywhere, and it was a wonderful feeling! Garmin allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and be adventurous. We were always on the road together, and then we hit a snag. He kept telling me I needed an upgrade, and I ignore him. Then he disappeared for awhile because I invited a thief into my life.

He came back and we picked up where we left off—or we tried to, but I started having a hard time following his directions. Sometimes he would just stop talking to me altogether, and then I was really lost. This was around the same time I met Siri, and I found out that she was good at getting around. Sometimes she was easier to talk to than Garmin. When Garmin started being non communicative, another niece urged to me just forget about him. She said you have Siri now. I still relied on Garmin most of the time, but I was sneaking around with Siri. I felt bad, but I got over it. A girl has to get where a girl has to get. I have places to go, and I don’t have time to get lost. So, I've decided that I need both Garmin and Siri in my life. What can I say, a girl has needs, and if one can't handle it, two will have to do!


  1. Funny... I know my way around and I don't need my GPS for directions most of the time. However, it gives me an ETA (estimated time of arrival) and that is a great tool for making sure I'm on track going to work.

  2. love your witty humor!

  3. You are hilarious! I'm glad you have assistance. I'm looking forward to the next road trip.