I enjoy driving through fields
By Joliet Jake
March 16, 2018 7:32am CST
Or at least that is where my GPS device tells me I am driving. The speedometer cable broke on my van a few months ago, so I have been driving around guessing my speed. Luckily, I hadn't gotten any tickets for speeding yet. It was the actual speedometer, and not the cable to it, that broke, and it was going to be a real pain to replace it. My Boss said he had an old TomTom GPS that he didn't use anymore, and if I wanted it he'd give it to me. Since those have a display to tell how fast you are moving, I decided that would be the easiest/cheapest fix. Unfortunately, the maps for it are outdated by several years, so some newer roads don't exist on it. Which means sometimes it shows me driving across a field. I don't really travel anywhere that isn't 'local', but I figured I might go ahead and update the map for it. Turns out the cheapest updated map for it is $49.95. And at that price, I figure I'll just keep driving through fields.
14 people like this
• East Tawas, Michigan
I've never seen a GPS, but I'm sure they are very helpful. As soon as I comprehend how a gadget works, they update it and do things a completely different way! My father had me drive through a farmer's corn field one day, looking for an old cemetery he wanted to show me. Good grief, I almost lost our muffler system!
• United States
I don’t even know where our GPS is. We had a Garmin several years ago but I have no clue what happened to it. My husband started using it for work and then I never saw it again. I use Waze on my phone for directions when I need them. Before I downloaded that app I used the Maps feature on my iPhone.
• United States
That made me chuckle. Imagine those that actually follow those maps closely. I have read more articles about people driving into ponds or rivers when directed to do so my their GPS directions. Whatever happened to using your eyes?