Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Town Car


"What do you mean, you're lost? The salon is rightbymyhouse!"

"Honey, I don't know Aurora at all. Except the mall. I think I know where that is."

"What street are you on?"

"Eola? Maybe?"

"What do you see?"

"Cars?"

"Mom! Is there a nursery on your left?"

Looking left, seeing scraggly trees, doubting it's a nursery.

"Not so much."

"Mom! The salon is minutes from my house."

"Got that."

"What direction are you traveling in?"

Realizing that the compass has been left at home (and all is lost): "I'm not sure. Look, I've already called them and said we should reschedule. The stupid iPhone told me where the salon was and it lied! And it took me twice as long to get here. Where did all this traffic come from? Is everyone getting a pedi today?"

"Mom! Focus. What street are you crossing now?"

"No sign on that one."

Hyperventilating coming from phone.

"That one is Liberty Street. That's where Dad worked, right?"

"The next street should be New York. Turn right."

"Turning. How's your day been?"

"Mom! I'm on a horse right now and shouldn't even be on the phone!"

"I see it! Next to Starbucks."

"Rightbymyhouse, like I said."

This episode of Lost in Aurora brought to you by me and the Soleil Salon and Day Spa of Aurora, which is on New York Street. Trust me on this.

21 comments:

ellen b said...

Funny and I think I've had a few of these conversations myself...

VBR said...

Love your conversation! (Whenever I have to call someone because I am lost and they ask - Where are you? I always answer -If I knew where I was I wouldn't be calling you!!!) I love your daughter's comment "Mom I am on a horse and shouldnt be on the phone!" Did we ever think we would be able to drive and talk on a phone let alone ride and talk on a phone!!!

VBR said...

Love your conversation! (Whenever I have to call someone because I am lost and they ask - Where are you? I always answer -If I knew where I was I wouldn't be calling you!!!) I love your daughter's comment "Mom I am on a horse and shouldnt be on the phone!" Did we ever think we would be able to drive and talk on a phone let alone ride and talk on a phone!!!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Oh dear, I can certainly understand that conversation. I have one with someone about once a day..

I have no sense of direction...

edenhills said...

Funny! I always love it when my family calls me asking directions because the GPS didn't know about construction. I still like my good old paper map.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This was such fun to read!

Debbie said...

Just cracking me up here! You have no idea how much I relate to that conversation. I love the way your wrote it. I'm still snickering...

With you, of course...
With you.

Nancy said...

Believe it or not, I also drove to Aurora today. Did not get lost because I was visiting my daughter and by now I know the way. However, the traffic was horrible! Where did all these people come from and why are they out on the rode at 1:15 in the afternoon? Is this what happens when school is out for summer? If so I think I will just stay home for the next 3 months.

Annesphamily said...

These conversations were fun to read. Stay cool and keep writing.

Richard Vinluan said...

Funny blogpost...i enjoyed reading it.

-r1-

Jeannette StG said...

I feel for you AND for your daughter:)

Riet said...

Maybe it is a female thing as I have the same conversation many times, When my husband is driving and I tell him to to to the right he will go left and he most of the times is right.

Pondside said...

Too too funny - and too close to home! I loved this one!

Johanna said...

So funny and I tried so hard not to let my fingers type this and post it--- I remember the beautiful tour of Aurora we had when we were trying to find the Outlet Mall. I just love it that you are as directionally challenged as I am!

Kathy and Freddy said...

On a horse giving you directions? Priceless!
Very, very funny.

Megan said...

Haha, her being on a horse is hilarious! And thank goodness you eventually found your way!

anitamombanita said...

hilarious!

Sharon said...

You are too funny!

Erika said...

I get lost all the time. I doubt my husband thinks its funny, though.

Lola said...

Many thanks for stopping by.

Such an interesting post – can certainly understand that conversation too!

Have a great weekend.

Jenny said...

I am laughing so hard at this conversation!

I've had this exact one.

Too many times to admit!

Thanks for the smile and the cute, cute link for the letter "C".

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