Before you go any further, be sure to read yesterday’s post about finding lost people, pets, and objects. Today’s topic is all about retracing your own footsteps. How many times have you walked into a room without the foggiest notion why you went in there in the first place? Kind of scary but it happens to people all the time. It gets scarier as we get older.
Just this morning a friend of mine over 50 couldn’t find his cell phone in my apartment. He couldn’t remember what room he was in and where he might have left it. He went into a complete panic mode even though Eliot and I were immediately looking for it. When we couldn’t find it, we simply dialed his cell from the house phone (Yes, we still have a landline) and it began ringing in his carry-on bag. He said he always puts his cell phone in his pocket so he was dumbfounded how it got in his mini luggage.
It is times like this that we all need to take a deep breath and retrace our footsteps to find out how we mindlessly misplaced something. It just takes a few seconds to forget what we were doing. If we could just drop a few breadcrumbs we could figure out where we were and where we are supposed to be going.
That is why I am introducing you to the Magellan eXplorist 110. The GPS receiver is really for outdoor navigation when you want to repeatedly go to a specific spot when fishing, hiking, hunting, and biking.
However, some of my friends have resorted to hanging the GPS unit around their neck as if it was a mini compass. It records their every move with a series of digital breadcrumbs. They now can easily retrace their steps. No more threat of memory loss.
While this may be silly to some, to others it is a very serious solution to a nagging problem.
It retails for $129.99.