She’s back …

For Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Detour.





a39373c1_oMy friend Rosey’s too trusting, gullible even, her friends enjoy nothing more than telling her silly things knowing she’ll believe them, but in a nice way of course!

She recently purchased a sat-nav for her car because she got fed up with getting lost, and even that’s in on the act.

The other day, when it said to turn right she turned right, then when it said turn left she turned … you’ve guessed, right, typical Rosey!

She said it seemed annoyed and in a grumpy voice, it said  ‘recalculating route’ then it took her on a lengthy detour, this way and that, up a hill, down a dirt track, round an oak tree, and left at an anthill!

She got completely stuck in some mud and she assures me it actually laughed, so she trudged her way back to the road and walked a while before calling me, begging for a lift.

So please, if you come across a pink and grey Smart car among some trees let me know because she can’t find it and neither can I!


Thanks to Denise at GirlieOnTheEdge for hosting. 




48 thoughts on “She’s back …

  1. messymimi's meanderings May 18, 2022 / 23:33

    Awww, poor Rosey, i hope you find her car before the police impound it.

    Our old Garmin satnav was such a diva we named her Carmen!

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 19, 2022 / 13:27

      They can and I’m sure they enjoy playing tricks especially when they tell you ‘turn around at the first opportunity’!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Frank Hubeny May 18, 2022 / 23:42

    I can’t keep left and right straight either. I like it when that GPS voice laughed.

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 19, 2022 / 13:37

      I remember as a school kid having to march in the playground and when the teacher shouted left right left right, I always went right left right left!

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  3. Doug Jacquier May 19, 2022 / 00:39

    What a hoot, Keith. When my wife and I were driving around England on holidays some years ago, we dubbed our GPS ‘Sally Satnav’. She worked fine until we hit those roundabouts with six or more exits. 😉

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  4. GirlieOnTheEdge May 19, 2022 / 00:51

    I feel for you Rosie!
    The horror stories of GPS, lol Give me a map (hopefully a current one, lol) any day! While I do sometimes use GPS, I do so with caution 😉 .
    Fun one, Keith.

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 19, 2022 / 13:46

      They are something of a necessary evil. However, I’m told those good ‘ole road maps are enjoying a bit of a comeback!


    • Keith's Ramblings May 19, 2022 / 14:02

      Don’t worry, she’s found it now! I often get more pleasure from creating the graphic than I do from writing my story!

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      • Christine Goodnough May 19, 2022 / 15:20

        I believe that. 🙂
        I hope she’s uninstalled her sat-nav. A fellow told us the GPS lady kept saying “Move into the right lane.” Well, there was no right lane; they’d have been driving in the ditch. Give me a good map any day.

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  5. hilarymb May 19, 2022 / 09:16

    Hi Keith – great story related to a pink beetle … fun – poor Rosey, or rather poor you having to find and rescue her! Cheers Hilary

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  6. Chris Hall May 19, 2022 / 09:54

    Shame for poor Rosie!
    Further evidence of my ‘luddite-ery’ is that I have never used GPS.

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  7. jenne49 May 19, 2022 / 12:10

    As soon as I saw ‘Rosey’, I smiled! I love the Rosey stories and this one is no exception. The GPS with a mind of its own. Oh wait, don’t they all have? ;P) I love that it sounded as though it was laughing at her. A fun story, but one that sums up how most of us feel about GPS, Keith.

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 19, 2022 / 14:20

      Rosey will be so pleased, as am I!. Thank you, Jenne. I think we all have a love/hate relationship with those things!


  8. ceayr May 19, 2022 / 15:46

    My friend Emmy sometimes gets irritated by Jean-Jaques’ (her GPS) voice so deliberately ignores his directions just to stress him! She sees a strange logic in this, and I’m too feart to argue! Tell Rosey I’m happy to see her here again.


    • Keith's Ramblings May 19, 2022 / 16:20

      I find there’s little point in arguing with mine. She actually does well when I’m driving in France which is a little surprising considering how difficult she can be locally!. Pucker up, Rosey’s sending you a kiss!


  9. clark May 19, 2022 / 18:34

    I’m with the others, love your Rosey stories.

    I try to avoid using the GPS in my car for fear of it doing to my sense of direction (actually quite good) what calculators did to my sense of math,

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 20, 2022 / 13:49

      Thanks, Clark. I prefer to use an abacus and maps myself, far more reliable!


  10. The Atomic Mage May 19, 2022 / 19:59

    Good one Keith 😁 Please thank Rosey for the wink, and tell her I hope she gets her car back and can find some nice paper maps.

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 20, 2022 / 13:32

      Update: she and her car have been reunited and it’s at the carwash right now! The last time she used a paper map she had it upside down, so I’m not sure one would help!

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      • The Atomic Mage May 20, 2022 / 18:17

        Lol, upside down maps – forgot about that! Glad Rosey and vehicle are reunited 😊


  11. Tom May 20, 2022 / 15:31

    At least Rosey found her way back to the road to call for help, and didn’t just sit in the car waiting for it to arrive!
    Fun story, Keith!

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  12. marja May 21, 2022 / 02:26

    oh hilarious to read about Rosie again. I still drink from her cup. That is cleverly done that winking photo


  13. D. Avery @shiftnshake May 22, 2022 / 01:25

    Had to smile at this Six! That voice, so peeved and disappointed when we miss a turn, and force a recalculation. It is still quite useful to read maps.


  14. Liz H May 22, 2022 / 20:56

    So funny!
    Maybe Rosey’s got her eye on you?


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