I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned that I am spatially deprived, deficient and devoid…I have a hard time with right and left, don’t even go there with north, south, east and west. And reading a map? Forget about it completely. I can get lost in places I know well. All this leaves me terrified of driving strange places. I have always happily been a passenger, with hus driving, because he could find his way out of anywhere…well, as long as he doesn’t ask me to read a map…did I mention that my spatial skills are sadly insufficient?
GPS changed my life forever. My GPS goes everywhere with me. When I flew to Seattle this summer and rented a car, my GPS was there. When I drive to see a show in another community, my GPS leads the way. And when I drove into Brookline for the family get-together Monday night and when I missed the turn that she told me to make, my GPS seamlessly changed course and got me where I was going, only 3 minutes late! Ahhh…I love my GPS…
But she has no name. Hus has always called his Betty. I have tried to name mine, but nothing sticks. I guess I’ll just keep trying until something sticks.
Oh, and mine likes to speak English with a variety of accents…she usually speaks with an Australian twang. Or, when I’m feeling whimsical, she speaks French or Spanish or Dutch or German…fun trying to call up the various languages I have spoken over the years.
So, what do you call your GPS? And what languages/accents do you prefer?