"You know. Down by the old washateria."
People don't give directions when you enter a smallish town. They've never been the new person and forget that you don't even know what a "washateria" is!
I've gotten directions as clear as, "two turns past where the bowling alley used to be." Thanks. Very helpful. I'll try to google that.
GPS. That might work. If you have an address and not just a family name. It MIGHT work if google has recently been down these old country back roads. It JUST might work if you get decent reception out here. These three things fail daily.