Monday, August 12, 2013

A Southern Series: Giving Directions

  • "There's a Sheetz right up over the next hill."

  • We were about half way through the first leg of our ten-hour round trip to exchange my children with their father a few weeks ago. We'd already stopped for breakfast, but someone has a bladder the size of a pea and had to go again. However, when someone shared this info, we were driving past an army base.  

  • There is no place to stop on an army base.

  • And you can't pull over and pee on the side of the road. The government frowns on that... actually, I think it's a federal offense.

  • I knew that on the far end of the base there was a Sheetz. It would be reasonably clean and we could gas up and get snacks for the children.

  • "It's just a ways up ahead." I told him.

  • Only it wasn't...

  • "It's over this next hill!" I exclaimed. 

  • Nope...

  • "I know we'll come down a hill and it will be at the bottom. I promise!" I reassured.

  • And it did... an hour later.

  • Poor man.

  • His girlfriend gives directions like a southerner!

11 comments:

Renegades said...

It didn't seem as far for you i'm sure as you weren't holding it. :)

Blond Duck said...

HA! :)

Angelwithatwist said...

For years, and I mean as in my sisters were 11 years older than I and in high school, this local man was building a boat beside his house. It was still there while I was in high school, after I married and had kids. Our YOUNGEST child was about 8, meaning for more than 30 years this man had been working on this boat, he decided to finally launch his ship. It required phone lines to be taken down, electric lines to be taken down, major overhauls to transport it out of our small town. It made the papers. But while it was there we gave directions saying, When you get to the house where the guy is building the huge boat hang a left around that curve. Do you know what that did for us when it came to giving directions when he moved it and actually used it to sail??? Yeah , it got interesting.

The Dose of Reality said...

HA HA HA! This made me totally giggle...we used to always stop at Sheetz when we went to visit my sister at UVA.-Ashley

Leigh Powell Hines said...

Ha! So funny.

Leah said...

I love how he had to wait (poor guy) but what the heck is a Sheetz??? Sorry, Canadian gal here:)

Ilene Evans said...

I guess I"m gonna find out what a sheetz is very soon!

Andrea B. said...

I got all excited because I love Sheetz. Poor LB!

Aleta said...

LMAO Thanks for the smiles this morning!

Mimi B said...

Oh my gosh, that would've driven me batty! Sorry! Sounds like driving with Fred or getting directions from him. He isn't the greatest with timing or directions! lol

Tettelestai said...

Was that driving past Bragg or Fort Lee?? We have been that road before, not real great for potty stops, eh?? Had to be Lee. We lived at Bragg for a couple years and they had potties along the highway. Funny part would have been having them pee along the side of the base fence and get to meet the MP's with their dogs. Great group of people ;-)