I Lost My Car!

The other day I was in Long Island City for a meeting.  My GPS kept sending me around in circles, so I decided to park the car and walk.  How big can Long Island City (LIC) be anyway?

Well, LIC is big.  It’s a lot bigger than I thought.  My meeting was more than a mile away from the car. Thankfully, it was a beautiful day outside so I didn’t mind the walk. I only wished I wore sensible shoes!

When I got to the meeting, I was almost a half hour late. I felt terrible.  Between traffic and the walk, it took me more than two hours to get there.

Following the meeting, I had a lunch meeting with my friend, Jeff Namnum. After we were finished, I reached into my coat to get the car parking ticket out.  “I’m not quite sure where the car is parked,” I said.

I looked down at the ticket and there was no address.  NO ADDRESS???? I looked at Jeff and showed him the ticket. “I have a feeling I know where it is, but I’m not 100% sure,” I said.

“Don’t worry,” Jeff said, “I’ll help you find the car.” And he did.  He walked all around with me and we finally found a garage that looked familiar.  I was grateful it wasn’t that far away. I was also so happy that Jeff took the stroll with me.  What a complete gentleman!

I wonder what would have happened if I couldn’t find the lot!


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  1. Sharon Yamamoto

    LOL I am always afraid of that happening, so I either write it down, or turn around and recite out loud the intersection and what it’s near.  I can remember sounds best (maybe it’s the musician in me), so I can recall later what I said and find my way back.  As for the GPS, I have one on my phone, which is okay, but it “recalculates route” a lot and makes me nuts, so I can believe it sent you around in circles.  Now, I have OnStar and I wish I had had the courage to press that button sooner and ask for directions, which are sent to the car by a nice person every time…husband got it for me and I was afraid to use it!  I am admittedly a very low tech person.  I have a full-size receiver and curly cord that plugs into my cell phone.  And I am not kidding.  Glad you found your car!  That would be incredibly awful if you hadn’t! 

    1. Hilary JM Topper, MPA

      Great comment!  That’s a good way to remember!  Thanks for sharing…

  2. Lisa

    That was so nice of Jeff. What a gentleman 🙂

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