I was in the car yesterday with JC and we were heading to Upper Darby. He stupidly told me to take 95 South (which isn’t even the right way) and I told him to relax, trust the GPS. The GPS had us taking 76 and this had JC’s mind in a tailspin. He has this old time thought that 76 should be avoided at all costs. He couldn’t be more wrong.
76 is usually a giant cluster fuck as there are only 2 lanes for far too many cars. It can be infuriating driving on 76, and I understand the urge to stay away, but it’s the fastest route 90% of the time even when there is traffic. Since there are no actual lights, it just feels slow when you are sitting in traffic. I live by the motto of doing whatever the GPS tells me. If it says 76 will be the fastest even with traffic, I sit in it.
I use my GPS for virtually every drive nowadays. Even if I’m only going to South Bowl, I want to know if I should take 95 South or to take Delaware Ave. It’s routine at this point in my travel. For people like my dad I wonder what the aversion is to this useful information. How many other people go through life like this? Oh well.