"I didn't hire him, I hired you," Joe snapped back. Joe was strangely quiet after that, his nerves on their last edge.
Joe started stoically pushing his way through the desert. The going was slow, however. Joe stopped and checked his map and compass what seemed every 5 minutes, smiling at the others with self-confidence.
After about an hour, and yet another stop, Joe mumbled, "Damnit, why didn't we stay on the roads...." , looking back at the others to make sure they weren't onto the fact that he had gotten lost.
Silently, Joe pointed North and began walking again.