Marcia, a beautiful 26-year-old single girl, was out on Saturday night with some friends. She was coming home and got her SUV out of the parking garage in downtown Portland, Maine. She was a little disoriented, but knew she had to get Middle Street so she could get back to her house. So she asked the GPS to tell her where to go. The device told her to street was off to the left about 500 feet away. So Marcia turned to the left and drove toward Middle Street and became famous.
Marcia is not the only to have trouble following GPS directions: Robert Jones’ reliance on his satellite navigation system nearly got the best of him when he was driving in West Yorkshire, England. “It kept insisting the path was a road,” he later explained, “so I just trusted it.” Jones only realized how wrong he was when his car bumped up against a thin wire fence just inches from a 100-foot cliff. He managed to get out safely, but the car remained balanced on the edge of the drop… A 37-year-old German truck driver had his GPS guide him to a Swiss factory where he was to deliver his cargo. Instead of heeding the “no-entry” warning signs that should have deterred him, the driver followed the sound of the female GPS voice until the truck ended up over a hill wedged in the branches of a cherry tree. Local officials eventually had to chop down branches of the tree to get the truck out.
What about Marcia? She drove across a wide paved pedestrian plaza and tried to drive down the steps to Middle Street right into the Portland police station. Fortunately, the railing and the front of the car took the worst of it. She did get prompt attention from the police though. The examined both the situation and Marcia and gave her a citation for DUI. The police thought she should have realized the correct way to get to Middle Street would have been on the paved roads. “Perhaps her GPS knew she was drunk and figured it would bring her where she needed to be, rather than where she wanted to be.”
I got myself a senior GPS
Not only does it tell me how to get to my destination, it also tells me why I wanted to go there
I had to change my GPS’s voice from female to male
because the female GPS told me to pull over and ask for directions.
Never Use GPS to go to a Cemetery!
It’s not nice to hear, “You have reached your destination.”
My GPS just told me to turn around.
Now I can’t see where I’m driving.
May 9th Birthdays
1946 – Candice Bergen, 1979 – Rosario Dawson, 1997 – Mary Mouser, 1972 – Dan Perino
1986 – Chris Zylka, 1949 – Billy Joel, 1961 – John Corbett, 1942 – Tommy Roe