So Yesterday, I drove my wife down to Toronto to her brother's place. I borrowed a freinds Garmin Streetpilot GPS because I really didnt have a clue as to where I was going and its a neato peice of kit.
So anyway, we get driving, and we get about halfway there, when the nice lady says. *ding* Turn Left.
Ive been down this route many many of times, and I know this isnt a good selection this time of winter, and I turn right.
*Ding* Recalculating. Turn Left, then Turn left.
Forget it! I think to myself.
It then picks out the correct route. It did as it was told. It picked the shortest route to the destination.
Enter the 401. Every freaking off ramp.
*Ding* Keep left.
So by the 30th off ramp. The gps is driving me nuts. I make my turn and finally get to the location I originally wanted, after a 12km detour down the 427.. Argh!
So off we go. Down the Don valley parkway.
*ding* turn left. It says, right as the offramp passes my window. Dang. Missed that one. So I keep going straight.
*ding* Signal Lost.
So now Im in downtown Toronto. Lost, and the GPS is now on a coffee break. I break out the trusty paper map and get back on the highway after an hour or so.
Are we really relying on too much technology these days?