The problem with driving from Matlock to reach a destination isn't how do I get there, but which route shall I take? Very much like life we know where we want to get to, but even if we know five ways to reach our goal we still hesitate at which route to take, as we don't know the obstacles we will have to overcome.
Also we know that someone will always say "You shouldn't have gone that way".
Even if you are adamant you know the quickest route, you may never have taken that route before on a weekday morning when five primary schools have conspired against you personally by staggering the time the Chelsea tractors drop off at 1 minute intervals just to make you late.
Just then you break away and when you smugly think you have succeeded by taking the scenic B5023 at rush hour (which is like a VIP countryside corridor to the world) inevitably that aging farmer on his 'Oh so cute on a wedding photo vintage tractor' will emerge from behind a hedgerow and pull out on you to trundle along at a less than steady 20mph.
At this point that tractor is now resembling the rusty, non indicating, couldn't you have waited til after rush hour to visit Mabel the pig mobile road block that it truly is!
So what is the best route to take, either out of Matlock or through life, and how much time do we waste sat at the wheel deciding before we set off?
We may never find the best way, but at least now you have something to think about whilst you are sat in that traffic jam.
Matt Collis isn't a Sat Nav, or a writer, but if you would like to see what he does do then click here