What is it about company road trips that makes people crazy? Yesterday, 17 people from my work team went out on a "team building" event. We drove up to the Hudson Valley to a sheep farm that makes cheese. We had directions. Why didn't we follow them? What normally took 2.5 hours, took 3 on the way up and 4 on the way back.
What is it about some people and directions? Follow the directions; especially when they come from the place you are visiting. Chances are they have done that drive a billion times and know the most direct route.
What is it about some people and highways? Backroads are called backroads because they fucking set you BACK!!!!! They don't save time. They are not logical. You can easily get lost!!!
What is it about some people and maps? It's easy. If the highways intersect, they will show it on the map. Even though the highways touch, doesn't mean you can get on. See that break in the road, it means you are either going under a bridge or over it. Just because you can move your finger from one part to another part of the map, does not mean you can drive your car that way.
What is it about some people and taking directions? Uh, since we got lost on the way to AND I got us back on track by reading the map, AND we are lost on the way back, AND I am telling you to go this way not that, CHANCES ARE I am leading you in the right direction AGAIN!!! It's not meant to be punitive or mean, I am just trying to get back to NYC since you have been whining about us being lost and done nothing about it.
We did build a team. We did have a good time while at the farm (lambs are cute). We had a decent lunch albeit it was at 5:00pm. We were paid for the day and all the expenses taken care of. I still do love my team at work. I did learn that I will never ever take a road trip with my team unless I plan the damn thing. Later.