Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Lying GPS - I Have Proof!

I am feeling righteous. Validated. Vindicated.

Unfortunately, I'm not victorious since this thing still sits in my car, not crushed beneath the wheel of a semi.

What am I talking about?

The Lying GPS, of course. (aka the LGPS. see post from Nov 11, 2010)

I had to bide my time, mind you, but it finally happened. I was going somewhere it had lied to me about before, DH was driving, and I knew the exact time it would happen.

Are you ready for this?

"So who's the nutcase now, Raymond? Who's the nutcase now?" (Channeling Debra on the best Everybody Loves Raymond episode EVER!)

I have video, too, but can't seem to load it. Am I beyond obsessing with this thing? Ya think?

That's it for today. Short, but oh-so-sweet. I am feeling righteous. Validated. Vindicated.


Cara McKenna said...

Please don't string me up as a traitor, but I have to sympathize with your GPS a little bit on this one. Composing the algorithm needed to sort out the nasty tangle of streets in that part of Central Square would surely require every mind down the street at MIT.

Wynter Daniels said...

As much as I love my GPS (aka Know-it-all-Nancy) she is wrong on occasion, too. But she has gotten me so many places with little to no stress that I forgive her the occasional lapse.

Ashlyn Chase said...

Having heard a lot about the lying GPS (and being at the end point, waiting and tapping my foot) I'm able to relate and



Terry Odell said...

The GPS is only as good as the base map (all provided by one company) and if the user doesn't update the map on their GPS, they can be out of date. I know this because the base map gives totally wrong directions to our house. It shows a street as going through that dead ends. (I did email Google Maps about it, and they actually fixed it, but that doesn't help a GPS). I rely on mine, but also print out a Google or Mapquest map and compare them before heading somewhere new.

Terry's Place
Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

Dalton Diaz said...

Cara, I won't string you up, but only because I know you're sick today. Get better soon! This is not the only thing it lies about, just the one I could capture.

Wynter, I used to feel that way, but it lies more and more, including trying to race my kid to the hospital.

Ash, I love you.

Dalton Diaz said...

Terry, we do update it. We have one of those lifetime updates on it. It's old, getting feeble. I know this. Thing is, I can't find my way out of a paper bag, and I need it!
Unfortunately, a new one is out of the question right now.

Michelle Polaris said...

I don't have a GPS but I dream of getting one. However, I am forewarned by your post and will make back up plans. Didn't everyone carry around a book of maps in the past? I still print out mapquest directions before I leave home. But that doesn't take into account spur of the moment road trips. I think I'll base my buying decision for a GPS on the voice --male and British. That way even if he's wrong, I can still get off on his speech patterns. I might even forgive him more easily.

Dalton Diaz said...

Michelle, I understand there is or soon to be a talking app for the iphone. I think I'll hold out for that!

Donna said...

Having been a passenger in the car with said lying GPS, I will back up Dalton. The lying thing needs to be run over by a semi. My GPS - not that they let me use it - lies, but Dalton's is pathological.

Glad you have proof, now maybe you can get it some help - or a new GPS

KC Burn said...

Mine lies to me too, but I think that's because I load it up with villains' voices. It used to be Darth Vader, but now it's a Dalek from Doctor Who. So, really, I kinda have to expect a little evilness now and again.

Dalton Diaz said...

Too true, Donna. Thank God you knew where the Starbucks was!

Dalton Diaz said...

KC, that's freakin' hysterical!