Asking Directions

There was young woman, oh, say 23, walking on the sidewalk past small buildings in a small town.  She was trying to find an address that wasn’t showing up in her GPS/Smartphone/Wristwatch thing.  She had to ask directions; but never having done so before, she did not know where to begin.

She first asked the sky, “Ahhhggggg!  Where is this fucking place?”

She then asked herGPS/Smartphone/Wristwatch thing, “Why are you so stupid?”

Then, she asked a homeless man, “Ooo, what is that smell?  Do you know even know the word, ‘shower’?”

She then asked young man, oh, say, 23, who was passing by.  She pushed her GPS/Smartphone/Wristwatch thing near his face, “Do you know where this place is?”  The passerby stopped, looked at the address on the display, then put the address into his phone.  The phone returned the message, “address not found.” He shrugged, showed her the phone’s display, and he said to her, “Sorry, Dude.”

“Well, what the fuck?”


“It’s like it doesn’t even fucking exist.”

“Yeah.  Totally sucks to be you right now.”

He returned to looking at his phone, swiping the touch screen, while she went back to tapping on her  GPS/Smartphone/Wristwatch thing.

After two minutes of silence he said, “Hey, you wanna maybe hook-up sometime?”

She and he made eye contact.  It was a strange thing to do.  It was uncomfortable.  It was scary.  And after several seconds they looked away.

“Sure.” She said,  “Gimme, like, your phone number and I’ll text you.”

Then, she walked away alone, looking for the place that didn’t even fucking exist.


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