Despite his claims that he knew a shortcut, Frank Piersall led his family on a winding route to the amusement park last weekend, turning what should have been a 30-minute drive into a 50-minute journey that included going eight miles in the wrong direction.
“This way we can beat the lunchtime rush,” he erroneously claimed while hopping off the highway to try the surface roads. When it was clear he had no idea where he was going, Piersall turned the car around and got back on the highway.
“Whoever designed this city’s traffic grid was a moron,” he announced, before telling his kids to settle down. “We’ll get there when we get there.”