2010 – Billings
Mma Grace Makutsi had the two of us in tears. She’s one of the main characters in, The Number One Lady Detective, series and is always bringing up her ninety eight percentile score in typing at her secretarial college.
Signs for Billings Montana were popping up, so Mom turned the CD off and began messing with ‘The Lady’ and typing in a search for a hotel.
“We should look for a place with a nice restaurant right there, don’t you think? I don’t think we’re going to want to drive anymore once we stop,” she said.
“There’s a Best Western listed. They might be a full service hotel. I hate those express things. All you get is free wireless internet, like I give a crap, a couple of donut holes and a weak cup of coffee in the morning. I suppose that‘s better than a sharp stick up the nose.”
I rolled my eyes at her.
“Take a right in .2 miles,” The Lady was saying from her little box.
“Turn there,” Mom said to me.
“I can’t. I’m in the wrong lane. I have to go straight.”
“Okay, turn at the next street and go back a block,” Mom said.
“Take a right and then the next right,” The Lady was saying, “recalculating.”
“Here!” yelled Mom. “Turn here!”