Thursday, September 18, 2008

Grammar Girl would be so disappointed.

Sigh. What about this map, older sister, shows that Acme is "literally right around the corner"?

Please also note the lack of, you know, STREET NAMES on much of this map. It worked very well for getting TO the grocery store, but not so well for getting BACK.

(You didn't think I would really keep it, scan it, and post about it, did you?)

******Updated to add:

I am not saying that the grocery store isn't close the house, by the way. It was not very far. It is just that any directions with this many turns do not point to a destination that is "literally" right around the corner. Am I nit-picking? Why, yes I am.

7 comments:

Witty said...

I didn't, but remember that paybacks are a bitch ;)

Kate said...

Well, of course. I fully expect it. :)

Grendel said...

The real question is why would you go to ACME? None of their stuff every works right.

Though, really, if the map worked to get there, it should work to get back, just do the opposite that you did to get there.

Kate said...

But if you don't have street names, and the streets are not clearly the same ones going back, that is a problem. A curve in the road that is obvious from one direction can be invisible from the other, for example, which was the case here. Hills and all. Oh, and not all of the criss streets are on the map, so it is not just a case of counting intersections or some such.

College Glassblower said...

with TWO OF US IN THE CAR we couldn't get back without help...

Grendel said...

"Criss" streets?

How. . . mind freaky.

:)

Kate said...

:P