Sure I've gotten lost before a few times but I knew how to find myself. I use the technique where I would drive in a specific direction to get back to an area, landmark, or crossroad that I was familiar with. Before the world of GPS, I would use a map or look up directions on Google or MapQuest. These worked wonders.
Then we entered the such-a-wonderful-world of the GPS. Or so we thought. I resisted for many a day, week, month, year. But alas, moving to a new area proved to be a challenge. I was still living life without said GPS, but my parents in that sneaky way they have, bought a GPS for "themselves" and it consequently ended up in my possession. My mom was worried that I would get lost in the big city.
I was going to return it, but then they bought a new one.
I know a lot of people swear by GPS's, they don't know how they lived without them before, they need them. But me, well mine kind of drives me crazy. I think it causes problems in my life. First of all, it broke and lost all its maps the first month I had it. After spending almost an hour on the phone with tech support, I had to return it anyway. And then the direction giving....Grrrrrr. I always find it is best to take the simplest way there. For example, do not take me on a ton of back roads with stoplights, too many turns, and slow speed limits, when there is a perfectly capable 4-lane roadway right there. Obviously stopping at those stoplights creates a lot of delays. Duh. And I would prefer to drive faster than 35 mph. Just saying.
And I cannot figure out how that stupid estimated arrival time works. It's like it's messing with me. When I drive the speed limit my ETA actually goes up. But when I speed the time does not go down. Nearly never. It's liked it has learned that I speed
all the time on occasion. I don't get it.
I think I am going to pawn it off on my brother. I'll take the good ole days of Google maps to find where I am going. Or if all else fails, I will just ask for directions.
What do you think about GPS?