Honey, I get lost

One thing I always used to be proud of, when I was much younger, was my navigation skills. What you have to allow for, is that this was in the days, long before Sat-Navs, and GPS and the like, and if you had to navigate somewhere, it tended to come down to very large map books, and watching out for signposts! Whereas nowadays, all you have to do is listen to your phone, or Sat-nav, and let it do the work. Well, there are occasional issues with those things, but generally…

The snag is, for those of us who dont (deliberately) have smart phones, and are travelling on foot, is that you tend to rely more on maps, and given I have to plan directions ahead, on my laptop, before leaving home, you cant double check these things en route!

So yesterday, I’d been given directions to get to the shuttle bus that runs to where the course was being held, and the first step (or in this case, steps) was easy enough to follow. But then, at the bottom of the stairs, no bus stop in sight, so which way to go? Seeing I was aiming for bus stop Z1, and I knew where Z2, and Z3 were, and that meant turning right, I went in that direction. Fine, but unfortunately, Z1 was about 400 yards away from them, on the opposite side of the steps!

So, despite arriving at the station in time for the 8.45 shuttle (train on time, whatever next?), I missed it. if I’d turned the right way, I would have got it. As it happened, I got the 9.15, still got there in time for the course, so…

But yes, I’m losing my touch, navigation wise, as the years go by. Ah well…

Video time. No, I wasnt really lost, I just about knew where I was going, and was able to right the wrong, just not in time. But yes, this video will do, all the same. Apologies for quality, but only one I can find on You Tube, unfortunately

A Sat-Nav wearable?

Oh please, that would be wonderful, though I have no idea how you would keep it charged, but anyway…

Seemingly part of the ‘entertainment’ of job interviews, is finding the place where the interview is being held. No, I dont mean in the sense of not being given an address, and having to guess where it is, just that its so well camouflaged that you can get within 100 yards of the place, and not see it.

And of course, given I’m the one person in the world who doesnt believe in owning a mobile phone, I cant just ring up, and ask for directions. I do tend to check these things out before I leave home, but doing that, and trying to find some places in person…rolls eyes.

Yes, its getting such an issue I’m seriously thinking of getting a mobile phone, not to make calls, but to use the map apps! Its a bit of a Catch 22 thing, I dont want to spend money on a phone while not working, and of course, once I have a job, I’ll know where I’m going!

But yes, fine, I’d love a wearable device that gave me directions, or even better, an internal chip that did the job for me! Ah well…

Given that both of the places that were impossible to find dealt with cars, either in an insurance sense, or a recovery sense, this seemed apt. Even more so considering Sir Paul is 73 today!