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Sue Deacon
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A while back I was visiting a friend. We were enjoying a cuppa in the garden when a delivery guy stop and asked for Station Road (my friend lives near the old railway line). We said 'there's no Station Road around here, try Belleek 3 miles away'. 'No no' says he 'the GPS says it's around here somewhere'. Quite obviously us yokels haven't a clue where we are! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't trust satnavs. On my peregrinations in the Midlands over the last few days herself and I had 'words' while trying to regain our correct route on back roads with poor signage. On this occasion I was sitting at a t junction being told to go straight on - into a wall! - when the gps wasn't even showing the junction. The left turn the electronic voice told me use was about 300 metres away, following a right turn. I preferred to trust my own powers of observation!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our little woman is always recalculating, now she is confined to the glove compartment.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
Our little woman is always recalculating, now she is confined to the glove compartment.
Someone new to this thread might think that's no way to treat your other half. Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reckon he fancies his bike more than the little woman.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crossed the sally gap via roundwood and home via military road on bike not many out today too cold for the sunny weather cyclists. No need for GPS there only way is up .
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going to Dublin in the morning, sat nav fully charged as I can never find my way around that dam city.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have found that most of those silly systems will accept "none" in the post code box. A computer probably thinks a row of zeros is a significant piece of code and then gets its electronic knickers in a twist when it can't understand it.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Going to Dublin in the morning, sat nav fully charged as I can never find my way around that dam city.
You just took me back to May '98, when we first arrived in Ireland. OH was driving his old Transit, towing a boat and I followed in my little Micra. We missed the turning out of the port and ended up in the middle of Dublin!

Do you know the old Musical Hall song 'My old man said follow the van'? Well I dillyed and dallyed (running 3 red lights) and almost lost the van!

The memory STILL brings me out in a cold sweat - I HATE city driving.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY to you all. Don't envy you going to Dublin for the parade. Going to Galway yesterday was bad enough. We're just going local.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No parade. Work. Triple rates though!
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