GPS fail?

I need a new battery in my truck. I’m in a city near Houston.

No problem, check the Google Map app on the iPhone and find the nearest Walmart.

Drive there…


There is no Walmart at that location. There never was a Walmart there. It’s a 20+ year old residential development.


When I don’t need a Walmart, there is one on every corner. Need to find one NOW? Sigh…

So fire up the Nuvi and search for Walmart, (google no longer trusted) find the nearest one and head that direction…

Construction blocking my exit. Another 5 miles out of the way. FINALLY I get to the Walmart.

Technology lesson of the day: It’s great when it works.

When it doesn’t?

You’re driving down a street in an unfamilar city, yelling at the gadget that let you down and wondering if it would be better to just go back to bed and try again tomorrow.

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  1. Turk Turon says:

    I actually enjoy shouting at my GPS. I find it very cathartic, I think that’s the word.

    “Well, why didn’t you tell me that half a mile ago, Smartypants!?”

    “Oh, great! Do I look like a f***in’ compass, a**hole!?”

    “You can’t make a U-turn on the f***in’ Interstate, you idiot!”