I love technology. But nothing frustrates me more, then when it doesn’t work. I have all the patience in the world when I need it. But if you’re an inanimate object, you better do what your supposed to do. Or your liable to get thrown out of a moving car.
So yesterday, I had to take my daughter to her “World Thinking Day” project at the Salvation Army in Goshen. Now I know Goshen a little bit, but not that well. So I figured, once I got there, I would load up the address and use the navigation to get me there. So we got a late start so you know I was already frustrated. It was my fault we were late so I wasn’t pissed at anyone but myself. But you know how when your in a hurry, everybody drives slow, you hit every freaking red light. AAAHHHH.
Well, we finally are heading into town. So I break out my phone and type in Salvation Army on the navigation. It comes up saying searching for directions. Problem is, it never left that screen. For a few minutes it was like that so I exited the screen. Went to Google, and typed in Salvation Army, Goshen, IN. and hit the search button. It kept spinning, and spinning. WTF? I was getting pissed. I’m already downtown by now, so I know I’ve probably passed it. So I drive up and down on Main st. because I remember it being on Main. Up and down, back and forth. Trying to figure out which side of Main st. it is. I need North Main but all the signs say South Main. I know, then go North right. Well, the problem with that was, the damn road ran East/West.
At this point, I’m already half an hour late. I’m to the point where I want to throw my phone out the window. I take a chance and turn my phone off, then back on. Still nothing. What good is a 4G phone if the damn data isn’t working. I could text and call, but no data, which means no internet. I keep driving back and forth a few more times and then I hear the Ebay tone go off. I grab my phone and sure enough, my data is back. So I GPS the address, and I go in a big circle to get back to where it is.
And to sum up why driving up and down South Main, looking for North Main didn’t work. Apparently I got to North Main but didn’t know it. But I didn’t go far enough on North Main because apparently the road changes. Look.
Notice the N Main St. at the bottom, and see how it goes around the corner and turns into Middlebury St. But at the top N Main St. continues on. Somehow, I’m supposed to know that I was supposed to turn on that little side street to continue on to Main St. Stupid Goshen, no wonder I never go there.
Had my GPS worked I would have gotten into town, turned left on 15, which turned into North Main and bam I would have been there.