I enjoy driving through fields

By JJ
@JolietJake (51020)
United States
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 Unfortunately, the maps for it are outdated by several years, so some newer roads don't exist on it.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.
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@LadyDuck (151920)
• Switzerland
16 Mar
$49.95 for an update? Keep the TomTom as it is. You know where you are driving better than it does.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
16 Mar
Goodness. That's a little steep for am update. You could probably get a newer GPS for that price on ebay
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@JolietJake (51020)
• United States
16 Mar
Since I am just using it for a speedometer instead of directions, I'm just gonna leave it as it is. The map update is a full map of all roads in America, if I used it to travel it would probably be worth it.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
16 Mar
@JolietJake You could take the great American road trip. Actually you don't seem like a road tripper. Plus I can't imagine Scar would be ok with that.
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@cintol (5255)
• United States
16 Mar
Mine does the same thing sometimes, one time it had me take an exit just to get back on the highway at the bottom.
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@BarBaraPrz (19590)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 Mar
Now, that's funny.
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@cintol (5255)
• United States
17 Mar
@BarBaraPrz It is kind of funny but I wasn't laughing at the time. lol
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@BarBaraPrz (19590)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
17 Mar
@cintol I guess not.
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@deba12 (1207)
• India
16 Mar
Go and get that car from your boss and double your fun.
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@mydanods (6761)
• Nigeria
16 Mar
Haha. That would make for an exciting day.
• Pakistan
17 Mar
Life is about making compromises.. Keep driving through fields! BTW, you can follow the sign boards!
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@Starmaiden (4979)
• Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
17 Mar
As long as YOU know where you're going... :-D
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@kobesbuddy (43619)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Mar
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!
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@sallypup (26623)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Mar
I've never messed with a GPS. Have yourself a ball kerbunking through those fields.
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@NJChicaa (38342)
• United States
16 Mar
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.
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@JudyEv (121031)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Mar
Probably lucky it doesn't have a voice. I'm presuming it hasn't. One we had would have been saying 'at the first opportunity, get back on the road'. Which struck us as very funny.
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• United States
16 Mar
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?
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• United States
17 Mar
my brother so needs one of those.how the frick do you get lost in RI?
@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
17 Mar
Make the most out of it. It's rare to see people driving in the field these days!