The Buckets by Greg Cravens on getting directions. Does this seem familiar? Maybe it's because about a year ago I posted the very similar one on giving directions:
By the way, about that sullen teenager who is simply complaining about not having a smartphone, that presents a perfect opportunity to mention my most favorite recent quote about teenagers... from an article on evolutionary computing. The computer scientist was explaining his experience working with a self-learning software program and how the results were often less than useful:
"It's like arguing with a teenager, ... It just keeps coming back with things that are irrelevant."
That's just beyond perfect.