Monday, June 22, 2009

Should I Worry?

The other day, Katie and her best friend were in Atlanta at IKEA stocking up on supplies for their dorm room----well, actually their apartment. After spending all their money, they headed out to a local hospital to visit a friend who had been in a car accident.

Now, amazingly enough, they planned ahead and had directions to the hospital. Everything should have been peachy keen.

Ah, but things are not all that they may seem.

I got a call from Katie saying they were lost. They had stopped at a gas station to ask for directions but they didn’t believe the clerk. Then why bother stopping to ask??

But, no, I didn’t say anything. I just asked where they were and where they were headed.

A pause. Well, I think we’re on Piedmont.

Okay. Where are you headed?

Egleston Children’s Hospital.

Got it.

But in the back of my mind, I wondered if that was correct. After all, the friend in question is over 18.

However, I was a good mommy and mapquested directions for them. I stayed on the line and talked them through all the roads.

Until……uh, mom? We’re headed for the wrong hospital. She isn’t at Egleston. She’s at Atlanta Medical Center.

(my above deduction was correct)

Oh good grief.

Directions corrected, heading the right way now, all is good.

These are the same girls who will be living ALONE in Atlanta in just two short months.

So I ask you……….

should I worry?

7 thoughts from friends:

Meghan said...

No! I grew up in Detroit and the way I learned my way around was by getting lost:) She'll figure it out:-)

Jboo said...

I would worry! Maybe a GPS system should be in their future purchases! :)

Janet

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

With such a helpful mama, you have no worries! (If I get lost can I call you up for directions too?!?!?!)

Margaret M said...

You should pray and buy them a good GPS. So Funny!

Carrie said...

I'll be calling you on our next road trip- I got lost with Directions from Mapquest-I need my Mom to worry about me too!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Only if you won't be able to give her directions over the phone so that she can navigate around a city you don't live in. Heh.

The Johnson 5 said...

To their defense, Atlanta is not the easiest place to find things. In the almost 4 years I've been here, I can't count the number of times I've gotten lost.

Can we say GPS!!
Sounds like the perfect house warming present for her :)