When you cross the lines and officially enter the south, things tend to change when you get down here. People are very hospitable and kind. We make sure that you’re taken care of in every way, we care about how you’re doing and we’ll smile at you. There are some problems that may arise however, like directions. When you come down here our directions tend to be a tad confusing, so i’m here to give you a small directional guide so you can know what you’re listening for.
This direction vary’s, it can mean that it’s right around the corner, or a few miles away. When approached with this word use context clues to figure out which distance applies to you.
- “OVER THERE”
Now this is a tricky direction. Over there basically means that it’s within pointing distance, and usually it means that it’s a straight shot.
- “DOWN THE STREET”
This depends on what the conversation is truly about. If you’re asking your friend “Where are you?” And they say “down the street” that means the ETA can be between 30 seconds and 20 minutes. If asking “Where is the store?” and a friend says “Down the street” This usually means that it’s not to far from where you are.
- “UP THE ROAD”
Up the road means that it’s at least 3-5 miles away, There’s no getting past that one.
- “WALKING DISTANCE”
That means that if you’re feeling adventurous, you won’t feel exhausted walking there. Usually walking distance is under a half mile.
- “DRIVING DISTANCE”
Driving distance is a short distance as well. Though not as short as walking distance. Driving distance means that you can get there within 5 minutes.
- “HOP, JUMP, AND A SKIP AWAY”
Do not take this literal because this is usually the distance between walking distance and driving distance. usually a 1-2 mile drive, or walk if you feel like it.
- “A LITTLE WAYS”
This is the one that you need to pay attention to, that means that you’ll be on the road for at least 20-30 minutes to get to your destination. So be prepared.
Tis’ All, I’m Out
– Little King