I am very poor with direction. I don't know my North from my South and East and West. I can get myself from point A to point B, but with advance planning on the route that I have to take.
I've been asking hubby to buy me a GPS for years now. But since the one that we wanted are out of our budget, we have to use google/MSN maps to give us direction.
Last Christmas, hubby found one that was on sale. For only $99 I got a GPS. It talks and gives you turn by turn direction. But I never had to use it since I just drive myself from home to work everyday.
MIL's last weekend here, we took her to Banff Gondola. Hubby asks me to turn on the GPS to guide us. I was sitting at the back seat while my MIL was sitting on the passenger seat so that she will be more comfortable with the long drive.
HUBBY: [Giving instruction while driving] "Just turn it on and put it on maps. Wait for the signal to turn green."
GPS: "GPS signal too low..... GPS signal too low...."
After more than 5 minutes --
ME: "It's not turning green."
HUBBY: "Did you leave it on maps? It should turn green after a minute or 2.... [getting frustrated] Are you looking at the right one?"
ME: "Yes, its on map screen." [Stubbornly] "I think I know the color green from red! It doesn't work!"
At the same time, I was showing it to the other family sitting beside me. After a few more minutes, I decided to go to the screen where it gives you the direction...
ME: "Tita, did you see it green?"
TITA: "It's still red."
So the GPS is now giving us direction, but hubby didn't want to follow it since I told him it is still "red." He said that the direction will not be accurate if its red.
Finally, I decided to ask AJ [Tita's 14 year old son] for the icon of the GPS signal...
And here I was waiting for this red light to turn green [which is the power light, and will only turn green when the GPS is fully charged.] --
When the GPS signal is this little icon here --
Waaaaahhh!!! Anyway, we were able to reach our destination the long way...