Happy 40th, Julie - here's the GPS you've always wanted! Translation:" Happy Birthday, Honey - I know you've been whining about getting lost ever since the winding up at the 'Big Tent Big Knife Sale in lieu of finding the violins' incident - now I don't have to worry about you getting lost in Godforsaken parts of the city anymore!"
Now the kids want to ride only in the car that has the GPS so that they can watch the "movie" or check to make sure the driver is obeying the speed limit. Since when has it become more interesting to glue your eyes to a little car on a little screen and watch it follow a little purple path - than to watch the world go by out your window - or play the license plate game?? I guess it's the same argument for why watch 3 channels plus UHF - when you can connect to a satellite and watch 6 kajillion channels!
Silver Lining: I haven't gotten lost recently... this week.