“Honey, are you sure you know where you are going.” Abe hated asking his wife this, because he knew he would get quite defensive if he had been driving and she asked the same question.
“I don’t see how I can be lost,” replied Sara. “I looked at the map and it shows the restaurant is near Soter Way. “
“True,” admitted Abe. “And you even asked directions at that church on Straight Street and the pastor told you the same thing.”
“Right!” said Sara. “So why don’t we see any sign for Roma’s? I want to eat!”
“I guess we need to pull over and look at that map more closely. It is hard for me to study it while driving.”
They pulled into the parking lot of the Berea Apartment complex and both looked at the map together. With some work they realized that even thought they were close, they had missed a few key details they needed to see if they were going to actually arrive at Roma’s. They were in the right area and they knew the important streets, but there were still some important turns they needed to make to get all the way there.
Ironically, it was their familiarity with the area that had led them to assume they knew all they needed to know in order to reach their destination.