Why buy a portable GPS navigation system?
While driving home tonight I pulled up alongside this car and there on the dashboard was a Tom Tom, with a map showing the road ahead. Ok, I guess they are a good idea, but it got me thinking, why use a Tom Tom when you are driving to and from work? I see this chap everyday on the same stretch of road. Surely after one trip there and back he would know the route.
And it’s not as if there are multiple routes to work, for instance where we live, there is only one or two ways into work, so a Tom Tom would be a waste.
The only time I would say they would be useful, was if one went on a long distance trip, but even then, the whole fun of driving is finding your way, looking up place names on a map, getting lost, all of which is a damm side better than letting some computer tell you where to go. sure give these devices to women, who don’t know their arse from their elbow, but for men to admit they can’t drive without a Tom Tom is disgraceful and pathetic.
I know of two examples where friends of mine have typed in the postal code of the destination, and then have had to stop and ask for directions. Ha Ha, that must have been embarressing.
I doubt I will ever buy a GPS navigation system (unless someone buys one for me, “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” – That’s an idiom people), because who needs one when you have a live person sitting next to you, who can look at a map and tell you where to go, and two how can anyone justify the ridiculous prices these things go sell for?
No wicked weasel women were hurt in writing this article… If you don’t know what I am talking about, then you have not read the above article.
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