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Today I finally entered into the satnav world. I took my time, obviously. Hell, even my mother (who struggles to turn on her mobile phone, little own check her voicemail) has satnav!
So today I bit the bullet. We had been discussing it for sometime, I had been researching the model I wanted (TomTom XL340). And with a trip to Ikea on todays agenda, I thought it was best I buy one.
So into the electrical store I go, pick up the box, hand over the credit card, and back into the car. All works well. Well, after I figured out how to turn up the volume so I could actually hear Jane.
It all went down hill when I arrived in Melbourne. A few months ago they opened a new bypass. A bypass that doesnt exist on my TomTom. So it kept abusing me, telling me to do a "U-turn when safe". And then it went one step to far. It told me to do a "sharp left" into oncoming traffic :O
Now obviously, I realised that I am smarter than a 4.3" screen and a pommy voice, and I kept on going in the correct direction. But it made me wonder about tourist who dont know Melbourns roads. That could be nasty!
Anyway, I continued going on the Western Ring, and it kept abusing me. I would have turned it off, but I needed directions once I was in the tunnel.
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