Talk about blind trust in technology – woman drives 900 miles after bad GPS directions January 17, 2013Posted by tantamergo in Basics, error, fun, General Catholic, non squitur, silliness.
And not just that, she drove across numerous countries, since this was Europe. What should have been a short 50 mile jaunt across little Belgium wound up into a 2 day trans-European road trip, winding up in Croatia. What can one say?
A 67-year-old Belgian woman mistakenly drove 900 miles from her home in Begium to Zagreb, Croatia, because her TomTom GPS instructed her to do so.
Sabine Moreau wanted to pick up a friend from a train station in Brussels, 47 miles from her home in Solre-sur-Sambre, the Daily Mail reported. But her GPS gave her the wrong directions, which she followed.
On her way to Croatia, Moreau passed through Germany, Austria, and Slovenia. After two days of driving, she finally stopped and called home.
OK, this story originated in the Daily Mail, so maybe it’s a joke? But once driving back from Hanceville, AL to Dallas, my father-in-law got crazy instructions from his GPS set that had him going way north into Tennessee. He finally bailed on it when it started to point him towards Kentucky. An 11 hour trip (we were traveling the same day, but separately) wound up taking more like 15 hours. Pretty hard on an 80 year old man! The worst of it was, a lady from our church was riding with him and she was not the best traveling companion. Constant panic might best describe it.
The normal route would have been I-65 south from Hanceville to I-20 in Birmingham, then straight on home. Well, they took the scenic route.
I can see how one could get led astray for an hour or two by these seemingly frequently crazy GPS devices, but 2 whole days? Especially when you knew you were only going 50 miles?
We’re all going to regret this technological dependence one day.