July 13, 2011
Filed under: Best Places to Work Road Trip 2011
From Counselor’s Joe Haley, as he hits the road for the 2011 Best Places to Work Summer Road Tour …
Miss Bossy Pants (With Apologizes To Tina Fey)
Our GPS has an attitude. And we think it’s because of Andy. It all started yesterday when she decided that Andy was going the wrong way and told him to make a u-turn. We were cruising south on a highway in Virginia and there was just no way he was crossing that grassy median to go … in the wrong direction.
Well that was the end of it and since then she’s been real bossy. Veer off course slightly or pull off for gas or a bathroom break and she’s all over us. With attitude she starts with her “recalculating” BS. OK, we get it.
So just this afternoon in Charlotte she was guiding us through the city and we were sure she had it in for Andy. And he wasn’t making the situation any better, missing turns, waiting until the last minute to veer right, etc. But, queeny had a little flaw that we discovered about this time … her pronunciation is less than stellar at times. “Charlottestontown road” was pronounced “Charlottalotta.” Foolishly we mocked her and it was all over. When heading out to Nashville later that afternoon, she insisted on sending us left onto 485 south but the left entrance was for 485 north. So not sure what to do we looped about a bit until we finally got our bearings. She had her laugh at our expense, and we finally got on our way.
Things are calm now and we can only hope that she drops the attitude and Andy behaves himself, not to incur her wrath again. If it gets any more testy, who knows where we’ll end up; Des Moines anyone?