Great Minds Think Alike - Perhaps Unfortunately

When I’ve gone out to Denver to babysit my grandson, I’ve enjoyed driving daughter Mandy’s car because it has one of those great gadgets known as a GPS.

Mandy had hers programmed so that it told me verbally and showed me on a map how to get to the nearest grocery store, to the post office, to the airport and various other places. I felt like a child with a new toy!

I decided that one day I would splurge and get one for myself.

A few weeks ago, there was a one-day “gold box” deal on amazon.com with an almost half-price sale on a particular GPS – while quantities lasted. Ah, this was my day. I clicked and ordered one. After all, who can ever find something like that for half-price, even after Christmas?

Besides the great deal, this one had a wide screen, something my old eyes could actually see!

Bear in mind, though, that, while I like gadgets, I am not technologically inclined. I was able to use the GPS but didn’t know everything about programming it. So, I e-mailed Mandy, told her I gotten one but would need her help when they were in town for Christmas. This was her response:

“Well, I don't want to help you. I want to punch you in the face. We all went in together to get you a nice GPS for Christmas. I hope you like it, because now you are going to have two!”

She later e-mailed again, saying she didn’t really want to punch me in the face, although I knew she did. She and the others (Tiffany, Tree and Adam) were disappointed – and I was heart-broken that I had ruined their wonderful surprise.

I offered to return mine, but she said later they had come up with an alternative.

And that’s how it came to be that this grandma is now the owner of an iPod nano.

What I’ve figured out thus far is fun!

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kayerj said...

I'm glad they didn't punch you in the face :)

Syd said...

Good for you. Now get the I Phone and you'll have a GPS, Ipod and lots more all in one.

Sandee said...

Well, it's not your fault. How are you supposed to know what they got you? You can't know. Enjoy the music of your new iPod nano. Bwahahahahahaha.

Have a terrific day. :)

The Retired One said...

Wow..two awesome new toys! you are blessed!

Corrie Howe said...

My husband bought one ticket for a raffle and said, "I never win anyway." Then he won a GPS. He already had one, so I got the GPS. I can still get lost even with a GPS.


Momisodes said...

Aw, that was an honest mistake. I think they found a wonderful replacement for your gift! iPods are LOADS of fun!

Megan said...

Oops! LOL Glad they were able to get you another fun toy!

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