Tim called me this morning on his way to a new job site, cursing the directions the Boss had given him. He had me check MapQuest, but all I could find were the same roads he already knew about. "What if I take the back way?" he wanted to know.
Well, then, you'll probably fall in a big hole and disappear. The map I'm looking at doesn't show any "back way." It just covers the main roads, and without much detail, all inside a box (with a very attractive drop-shadow border). When I zoom out I lose the name of the town he's headed for. What's outside the box is anybody's guess. Dragons, apparently.
Since I didn't hear from him again today, I'll assume he either got to his destination or was toasted by green, scaly creatures somewhere along the "back way."
While I was trying to get him the information he wanted, he kept asking if I was still on the line, and complaining about the Boss. Several times he said, "I'm not mad," as if that would matter to me. If he's mad at the Boss, I don't care. If he's mad at me, he's an idiot. But if he keeps telling me he's not mad, it's probably because he's mad at somebody.