Tuesday, January 18, 2011

On and on and on the road

We in Southern California seem to think nothing of driving long distances that would make people in the south and east blanch. For example, today I had to go up to the main campus at CSUF in Fullerton to sign my contract. I don't drive on freeways. If I did, it would take about 20 minutes, most likely, at speeds nearly of light (except when the freeways were blocked up, which is probably often). But otherwise, it take an hour in each direction. I drove with my inadequate Google Map directions, nervously glancing around for familiar sights and sites. I got there without trouble. But going home was more complicated, since if you turn me around, I get lost. I couldn't reproduce the trip in the other direction and ended up, after asking a cop for directions, going in the wrong direction. It was a while till I realized that. It took an age to get home. No plumber. No call from the landlord, so I called my friend the lawyer, who may take the case herself.

2 comments:

marly said...

I think we are astonishing generally to people in small countries...

They seems so cozy in comparison, too.

Robbi said...

Yes, even to people in different regions. I know that when I lived in Philadelphia, the idea of driving two hours (to New York, for instance) was almost unheard of. Here, it would be considered close.