The End of the Road

Here’s a little story from a week or so ago.

To preface this story I will tell you that I got a GPS for my birthday a few weeks ago and I had not used it. So, I took it along on our recent trip so I could possibly try it out. I don’t need it to make the trip to our son’s place, as the car knows that route by itself. 

When we were at our son’s, we wanted to go from his city, across the river to another state, to do a little shopping. I wasn’t 100% sure how to get there, so I decided to use the GPS.

After programming the GPS according to the directions, attaching it to the windshield and putting our grandson in his booster chair, buckled safely in the middle of the backseat we left for our destination.

The initial commands from the GPS were fairly easy to understand. “Turn right in 300 feet”, “bear left in a third of a mile”, etc, etc.

At one point, it was giving me the following direction repeatedly as we sat at a red light …….. “At the end of the road, turn left, at the end of the road turn left, at the end of the road  turn left” …….. and on and on until the light turned green and we started moving forward. 

Our grandson was sitting in the back seat and he was totally mesmerized with this GPS stuff ………. all of the sudden, he asks, “Papa, have you ever been to the end of the road?” ………….. I thought for a second and I said, “Yes, Papa was at the end of the road once when I was very sick. It’s a place you never want to go. Ask your daddy, he’ll tell you.”

He sat there in silence for about 5 minutes and then asked, “Was that the time you flew on the emergency copter?”

“Yes” is my response.

Then he asks, “Is the emergency copter at the end of the road?”

I quickly changed the topic as the GPS gave a different order, “Make a U-turn as soon as possible, make a U-turn as soon as possible.”

From the mouths of babes ………….

I was at the end of the road, and never want to go there again.

About DAP

I am a heart transplant recipient and these are my stories and thoughts. My desire is to assist others pre or post heart transplant in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question.
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