On Time

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“You need to get into the other lane and turn left up here,” she told the driver.  He kept going straight.  “Where are you going?  You missed the turn.”

The driver took a deep breathe and started to say, “There is less tr…”

“Now we are going to be late if you are taking this long route.  You shouldn’t have deviated from the directions I gave you.”

The driver inwardly rolled his eyes and just said, “Yes, ma’am. But I will have you there in plenty of time.” 

“You better or there will be no tip for you young man!”


(100 words)

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – deviate