Men and combat with the GPS (Global Positioning System)


I have a husband who always has a better route than the GPS.  Sometimes he is wrong and sometimes he is right.  When we were first getting to know each other (before GPS), he told me he was the great pathfinder.  I have to admit he did pretty darn good.  I on the other hand couldn’t find my way out of a wet paper bag.  The invention of the GPS was a God send for me.  Whatever the GPS tells me to do, I’m doing it.  I have found for myself  if I don’t follow the GPS, I make twenty phone calls asking “where are you located.  I’m at such and such right now. ” It’s a pain in my tail as well as whomever I’m supposed to be seeing at the time.

I sometimes think my husband sees the GPS as a challenge to his manhood.  You know it’s kind of like asking for directions.  We’ve had more than one squabble because he wouldn’t stop and ask for directions.  I never have understood that part of male thinking at all.  That is one of those mysteries of life for me.

I read an article in Reuters of a survey that was done in England concerning the GPS.  Here are five of the conclusions they came up with.

1.  Men are more likely to ignore directions given by their GPS than women.  They have confirmed that men hate asking for directions.

2.  While 83 percent of male drivers regularly rebel against their GPS, less than three-quarters of woman disobey the devices.

3.  “A sat nav should aid your own navigational abilities rather than replace them,” said Steve Chelton (clearing my throat as I think “man”.)

4. Over one-third of drivers said the GPS had led them between one and five miles way, and half of these said the GPS had triggered an argument with a passenger.

5. Of 3000 motorists surveyed, almost two-thirds said they  kept a map in their vehicles “just in case.”

I have to admit that I have a map in my car just in case the GPS breaks.  It has happened to me and the anxiety it caused taught me to always have a back-up.  Sometimes I have to waste paper because I print off directions from Google or Map Quest to where I’m going.  When I do that it makes me feel guilty for wasting our resources.

That survey  done in England  continued to show me people are people and we tend to share the same problems, no matter what country it’s in.

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I'm a retired RN enjoying my retirement to the fullest. I liked adventure and travel and making friends. I have 6 dogs and 1 cat. They are like having a house full of three years olds. Now for the rest of the story. My Granddaughter and her husband now live with us and they have 4 dogs and 4 cats along with a giant Flemish Rabbit. My Granddaughter has now added beautiful, Olivia to our household. My fourth Great Grandchild. They are a large part of my life and I can't imagine them not being around. I spend most of my time sitting in front of my computer working on my latest book or talking about Essential Oils. On the personal side, I'm married to a wonderful man who spoils me and I love it. I am very much a country girl. I love living on our 5 acres on Pole Cat Creek watching the deer and other animals occasionally stick their​ heads out of the trees. It's a fun life.
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