Monday, October 25, 2010

GPS: Good Pressure Scare!

My stepsister and I went out for some Starbucks after church yesterday morning! We hung out there for awhile and then I was to go meet my Mom and her hubby for lunch.

Simple right?

The getting there, not so much!

I knew where we were eating and the location because I had been there before. But wasn’t exactly sure how to get there from where I was coming from.

So I plugged it into my GPS and then I would be good to go. Or so I thought.

The GPS lady was going to be the death of me yesterday! How can a voice of a lady who doesn’t even really exist cause your blood pressure to rise? It’s a gift she has I tell you.

So I’m on my way to my destination according to the good ole’ trusted GPS lady (and she needs a name, don’t you think?)

And come to find out she does not know the difference between northbound and southbound. Ugh! Clearly, not as trusted as she wants you to believe.

The whole time she is telling me to get off at these exits that I know I’m not supposed to be getting off at, and then come to find out she has me going in the complete opposite direction.

As well, her voice is so completely annoying. I compare it to nails on a chalkboard.

I was seconds away from foregoing the whole lunch all together. But doggone I was hungry and persevered. We were going to a cute little café with some yummy Chicken Salad Croissants and I wasn’t about to give that up.

So after much frustration, many phone calls, and wanting to strangle the invisible neck of a lady who I’m almost certain is laughing in her little GPS home, I made it.

And when I got back in my car after lunch I had forgotten that I hadn’t turned her off and she clearly doesn’t know when to shut up and she was telling me “Go right in 2.5 miles and then turn left” or something like that...

I may or may not have told her to shut the HE..LL(double hockey sticks) up. Just keeping it real. And then shut her trap with the good ole’ off button!! If I didn’t know how to make it home, I would stop at a gas station.

That my friends was my blood pressure high for the weekend!!!


Heather said...

Haha, my mom gets so mad at their GPS as well. I'm pretty sure your not the only one that gets high blood pressure from it! ;-)

ty said...

For serious, the GPS woman's voice makes my heart thump. Something about her just makes me want to die - switch to the man. I just feel like the woman was mocking me.

Aishlea and Brandon said...

I don't have GPS in my vehicle...I'm thinking it might be a good thing! :)

Jill said...

I know how you feel! I was in CA once, trying to find a worksite and ended up in someone's driveway! Grrr... I put my GPS on MUTE and just look at the screen.

Justin and Jessica said...

You aren't the first to have said shut up to that lady! :) Ha!

We often think she's ready to call us names when we don't follow her directions!

Kaysie said...

Do you have a Tomtom? If so, I feel your pain. We have one too and half the time I'd just rather leave it at home and find my way on my own!

Todd and Courtney said...

My GPS is Myrtle and she drives me craaaazy!

Rosie said...

This post made me crack up! I totally get how you feel. That's the exact reason I changed my Garmin to a male Australian voice. Sounds much nicer and less annoying. And I just picture a hot Aussie man talking to me :)

Jacquie said...

Cracking up at Rosie's comment. I would LOVE listening to a male Aussie voice!!

Ashley said...

Haha that is so funny! It is so frustrating to be lost! Ugh!! Especially when someone is telling you to go the wrong way the whole time. Gotta love technology!