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The big selling point Lenovo representatives were pushing was that "You can "lay it flat, get the whole family around it, and play games of Monopoly on it."
Hey, Lenovo, do you know what else you can play Monopoly on?
A Monopoly board.
I mean, if you don't have a few grand to drop on a new 27-inch tablet computer, you can just use the piece of illustrated cardboard that Parker Brothers unveiled in 1934.
OK, this last thing isn't something that made me go "Whaaa?" instead, it's something that made my sister go, "Whaaa?"
My sister Sharon lives up in New Jersey and she has two kids who are very into sports. Anyway, her son, Brandon, had to play in two out-of-town baseball games in the same day one in the morning and another in the afternoon. They knew they had just enough time to make it to the afternoon game if they hurried.
So after the first game in an unfamiliar area of the state, Sharon and Brandon and another mother, and three other kids who were also playing in both games, got in the minivan, and Sharon asked OnStar the shortest way to the other place, which she had heard was a couple of hours away.
My sister was unfamiliar with that area of the state, but she started following the directions that OnStar gave them and, after driving for a while, my sister looked at her friend in the passenger seat and said, "This doesn't feel like we're going the right way," and the other woman said it didn't seem right to her either.
So Sharon called OnStar back and said she wanted to check again to make sure OnStar had her going the right way. The OnStar lady asked their destination again and then the OnStar lady said, "Yes, I'm positive; you are on the shortest route to your destination."
So Sharon kept driving and driving, and then the road came to a dead end at this giant body of water, and they were in the middle of nowhere with a road than ran straight into the water.
Then my sister noticed that it wasn't exactly a dead end: it was a landing where you got on a ferry.
So, all they would need to do was wait a couple of hours for the ferry to come, ride to the other side, then exit the ferry and continue to the game.
My sister, who was very frustrated at this point, called OnStar and was like, "What the hey?" and the OnStar lady said, "Well Ma'am, you did request the shortest route, and that is the shortest route."
Anyway, they turned the car around and, I'm sure, sped like crazy to get to the ballpark.
In case you were wondering, Sharon said they zoomed up to the ballpark, opened the minivan doors, and the kids all jumped out and literally ran straight onto the field for the start of the game, just in the nick of time.