Ever wondered what drives you? What helps you make those difficult decisions? Or takes you to places that are full of wonderment and beauty? Or lands you at a party you shouldn’t be at or hanging with the wrong crowd?
It’s your internal GPS. That’s right, we all have one. But some people listen and others don’t.
Every GPS is different and decisions are unique to each individual. We know life is about exploring dead ends and learning from them, but it’s also, figuring out when to say no. Let’s go for a ride together through the stages of life.
This skit was written with two female characters, but it still comes from The Guy’s Perspective……..because we know GUYS!
Two teenage girls.
Friend: Hey, do you want to go to this party later?
You: Sure, who’s having it.
Friend: Oh, just a bunch of guys.
You: How do you know them?
Friend: Well, I just met them actually. Last night. They seem like a lot of fun.
You: Hmm, well, OK, that sounds fun.
GPS: Recalculating……recalculating……..do not leave house.
Your friend comes to pick you up. You get in car.
You: Are they cute?
Friend: Oh god yes.
GPS: Recalculating…..recalculating…….drive 10.5 miles to the movie theater or to the video store and go home.
You: Let’s do it.
GPS: Recalculating……drive 5 miles back to friend’s house.
Friend: We’re here.
You: Looks kind of crazy.
Friend: Yeah, but it will be fun.
GPS: Recalculating……recalculating……….please drive away. NOW!!!
You and friend knock on the door. Four guys answer drinking beers with loud music blaring. You look at each other.
GPS: (quietly) I told you……
You both look at each other and realize this might have been a mistake. Close call! You leave.
Fast forward ten years. You’re about to get married.
Friend: You must be so excited. You’re getting married in two weeks!
You: I guess so.
Friend: What’s wrong? You sound so…..
You: I’m starting to wonder if this was a big mistake.
Friend: Oh it’s too late for second guesses.
You: Yeah I know.
Day of wedding.
GPS: Arriving at wrong destination on right.
You: I just can’t do it.
Friend: But all the presents. What will people think?
You: I don’t care.
GPS: Why didn’t you listen to me two years ago?
You: Oh shut up GPS before I reprogram you.
Five years later. You married the ONE in a quiet ceremony with just family. You are happy.
Husband: I thought you said you wanted kids?
You: I do, but I’m just not ready. We don’t have any money.
Husband: We’ll figure it out.
You: I’m just not ready.
GPS: Just drive. Stop worrying. I’ll get you there.
You: I just don’t know.
GPS: Recalculating. Just go for it.
You: What if we can’t take care of it.
GPS: You’ll figure it out. Drive. Undetermined miles. That’s weird. I don’t see a destination. I’ll have to get back to you.
THE GUYS would love to hear examples of when you listened, or didn’t listen to your own GPS. Thanks for sharing.