Finding the Oldies Station in Topeka
Someday you'll tell your grandchildren about how you used to settle into rental cars in faraway cities and guesstimate where your favorite radio stations might live on the foreign dials. "Bottom of the dial for murmuring NPR broadcasts," you'll say, as if recounting a folktale, "top of the dial for oldies, or possibly disco." Then you will turn on the Sirius Satellite Radio in the car or plug in your iPhone, and program the GPS to patiently direct you through the unfamiliar streets to the hotel. "Oh," you will add, "and couples used to get lost and fight about directions, too." And everyone will laugh because it will sound so crazy.