Monday, August 17, 2015
My exciting road trip with the Google map lady
Today I was caught flat footed....I ran completely out of one of my meds, so I called my doctor and asked them to send over a Rx to what the CVS website said was their closest pharmacy. In no time I received an automated phone call saying it was ready to pick up. Easy peasy.
I got in my car and entered the address into my Google map app and it popped right up, telling me to get on the Dallas North Parkway. Just as I passed the Stonebrook exit, the Google map lady said to continue straight for 7.5 miles. Huh? The pharmacy was on Stonebrook....shouldn't I have exited back there? I took the next exit and did a u-turn, all while the Google lady was screaming "recalculating, recalculating....no...no.....go straight 7.3 miles."
Back on Stonebrook I found nothing. I pulled over and called the CVS and an oriental lady answered. I asked her where they were located and all she could tell me was the address (which I already had), and then, "It nice place....you like....come see....bye-bye."
Hmmm....maybe I should just trust the Google lady. So I got back on the freeway and did as she said. It wasn't long until I was in another county, and another town. What the....? I followed her to FM 423, the right to CR 2937, then left, then right....on and on.
Finally she turned me into an older residential neighborhood and proudly announced my destination was on the left. NOT EVEN CLOSE! And to make matters worse my phone was quickly counting down its battery life to 0.
I called K at work and declared an en-route emergency. She looked it up on her 'puter and told me to get back to Stonebrook and she would try to figure something out while I was driving. I was soon in the 5100 block, and I needed to be in the 200 block. The Google lady only missed by 49 blocks!
Thanks to K I found it, got my med, and returned home....45 minutes for a couple mile trip. Grrr!
Remember road maps? I NEVER got lost as long as I had a road map. Oh how I miss those! Maybe I should offer to teach the Google map lady how to read one.