“I know a shortcut.” That phrase used to mean something. The person in your passenger seat knew you were a local or had done your research or had a navigational sense unique to good drivers. Now, it just means you have an app. That’s a bit sad for those who knew the shortcuts before technology did. It’s really sad for the people who live in residential areas now being overwhelmed by traffic.

+ Oh, and the sound your big, tough engine is making is probably fake.