My first GPS was a portable one. I took it in and out of my car all the time. When I rented a car in another city, I would take it with me. It worked great, except it was downright mean! I’m not kidding. If I didn’t make a turn, it would yell at me in a woman’s voice. If I went off the scheduled route, it would scream out, “OFF ROUTE, YOU ARE OFF ROUTE!”
It was a little ridiculous. I used to call it the “whip lady.” When my new car had a GPS built in, I gave it to my daughter to use in her car.
My next GPS was not so mean. It told me the direction to go and often times, I would end up in a place that I didn’t want to be in. I’m not sure why it wasn’t always accurate, but it wasn’t. The good thing about this one was that it was a little nicer, it had a gentler voice.
Today, I have a new car with a GPS built in and the GPS is too nice. When it wants me to turn, it says please. When I turn, it says thank you. (Well, not exactly but I feel like it appreciates the fact that I am going on the path it wants me to go.)
As I was sitting in the car today to meet Kristie Galvani, I was thinking how GPS systems have changed through the years. They seem to be more accurate, more user friendly and much nicer than ever before!