Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Little Known Facts:
1. A Boeing 767 airliner is made of 3,100,000 separate parts.
2. The first FAX machine was patented in 1843, 33 years before Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone.
3. Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
And for today….
Do you use a GPS in your auto? WE do. It is a wonderful invention but it causes dependency. I needed a couple more boards the other day over at Josh’s place. I started to return to Belmont 18 minutes away but decided to check the GPS. It said there was a builder’s supply 8 minutes away.
I hit 'GO' and followed the directions. I really did not pay any attention to what part of Town I was in. BUT, but IT happened again. I drove to the address and NO STORE! I don't like that one bit! That is a fault of the GPS. It was wrong even though I updated it a few months ago.
So I quickly asked Mr/MS GPS where the nest closest was. 8 minutes down the road! SO here I go again. Taking an exit I caught a crazy driving dude take the same exit. He was weaving all over the rod behind me. There was a STOP sign at the end of the Exit with a car already stopped. I could see in my mirror the dude behind me was not stopping. I braced myself and he rear ended me. I was looking in me rear view and his eyes were wide in surprise. He was high on something, tired or drunk.
Fortunately I had my trailer hitch on the FIT and it took most of the blow. I got out, he couldn’t get out he was in and out of it. There didn’t’ seem to be no damage to my car So I said goodbye.
That was the day I forgot a phone. I could not warn the local police of his danger to others or I could not have called if the accident had been very bad. I was fortunate.
Anyway I finished the trip and got the job done. But it put me to thinking I could not go back to that store without the GPS. At one time I would have remembered the directions. Now I am dependent on a little piece of electronics guiding it from outer space! Our friend Paula calls the GPS, “A lady in a box”. LOL