Thursday, December 23, 2010

Who's right anyway?

We have lived in the Panhandle of Florida for about 5 years now. In this time, we have made no fewer than 20 trips to a specific city in which you must take a toll bridge, or drive an extra 20 miles (and about 50 minutes) on a one lane highway.

I always drive. Eric hates driving. But, when he wants to get on my good side, he'll volunteer to drive.

As we are headed to get the boys pictures taken with Santa, Eric volunteers to drive...I ask, "are you sure?" and he says yes.

Me: "this isn't your turn, get back in your lane."

Eric: "it would be so nice if they marked it, then I would never miss it!"

Me: "it is marked"

Eric: "it's not marked with a big sign that says 'Eric, turn here!'"

Me: reading the sign "mid-bay bridge next right"

500 ft later

Me: "toll bridge to ****** right lane"

50 ft later

Me: "mid-bay bridge right lane"

...long pause...

Eric: "the sign needs to be orange, that way I'd be able to see it!"

I figured I'd made my point, so there was no need to argue...and I'm sure we'll have the same conversation the next time he decides to drive. What amazes me is that he gets turned around in this city EVERYTIME we go...yet always rocks at his land nav for the Army!?!


Michelle said...


Kristina P. said...

Ha! Love it.


My sweet man is the same way. He DOES always drive...and it drives me up the wall.

Cheeseboy said...

Ha ha! Well, listening is not a man's strong suit. Well, it is mine, but I am special. Although my wife says I don't listen but that is because she is always blathering on about something.

Queenie Jeannie said...

LOL! Poor guy!!

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Erin said...

Well, based on my post two posts ago, I can totally understand how he would miss the sign everysingletime. Because I would do the same thing! :)