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Woman drives 900 miles out
of her way after GPS error

Yahoo! News, by Mike Krumboltz

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/15/2013 6:16:54 PM

Put too much faith in technology and you may wind up in Croatia. A 67-year-old woman from Belgium learned that the hard way after she followed (faulty) directions from her GPS device. The woman only wanted to go about 90 miles from her hometown of Hainault Erquelinnes, Belgium, to pick up a friend at the Brussels train station. Her GPS device sent her about 900 miles to the south before (during the second day of driving) she realized that something was amiss. It´s unclear if she entered the address incorrectly or if the GPS was faulty.

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Are we there yet ma?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cjohn2979, 1/15/2013 6:24:32 PM     (No. 9118639)

Quick, put one of those on Air Force One!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/15/2013 6:28:37 PM     (No. 9118645)

If it´s Bosnia... this must be Tuzla.

Has the makings of a movie.

Remember the novel... Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris... ?
Well... see?... there ya go...
Wherever ya go... there ya are.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: schnapps, 1/15/2013 6:29:50 PM     (No. 9118648)

Before I read the full article I was going to blame the Garmin, but...
PEBSWAS (Problem exists between steering wheel and seat).

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Reply 4 - Posted by: keekng, 1/15/2013 6:30:32 PM     (No. 9118649)

And she can vote.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 1/15/2013 6:31:49 PM     (No. 9118654)

#4,

Only in Belgium, I hope.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/15/2013 6:32:36 PM     (No. 9118657)

We (two women) used a GPS to drive from Rome to Latina to Pompeii to Naples and then on the ferry over to Sicily and all over Sicily.

It (recalibrating) was (recalibrating) great ...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: crimea river, 1/15/2013 6:33:02 PM     (No. 9118658)

Wrong-way Sabine stopped twice for gas??? Must have been driving a Smart Car.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: Kowgirl, 1/15/2013 6:36:01 PM     (No. 9118662)

Laughed outloud until I cried ... :"-D

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 1/15/2013 6:52:21 PM     (No. 9118702)

"Wow, this is the lo-o-ongest 90 miles I´ve ever driven!"

Bless her heart!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/15/2013 6:55:27 PM     (No. 9118710)

I lived in Belgium for a couple of years. You can drive across the entire country in a couple of hours. This woman is a moron. If she lived here she´d no doubt be an 0bama voter.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 1/15/2013 7:00:54 PM     (No. 9118723)

"These Brussels kilometers seem to be about 10 times longer than the ones we have back in Hainault Erquelinnes."
.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Scribelus, 1/15/2013 7:02:30 PM     (No. 9118724)

What a wonderful example of how the Obama person has diverted the country in to disaster. This Belgian blockhead could have accessed a map. America has a map called the Constitution, equally ignored by American blockheads.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 1/15/2013 7:49:56 PM     (No. 9118791)

Please take away her driving privileges...

And if you did something this stupid, would you tell anyone?????

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rivetjoint, 1/15/2013 8:00:09 PM     (No. 9118812)

Loose nut behind the wheel.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 1/15/2013 8:20:53 PM     (No. 9118837)

In a weird way, I kind of admire her tenacity.

Who would drive 900 miles the wrong way?

Someone who doesn´t quit. Even if they don´t understand the situation, they just keep plowing away.

In America, an Obama voter would have gone about 3 blocks and pulled into a McDonalds.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/15/2013 8:23:37 PM     (No. 9118841)

She should sue the driver for misdirecting herself.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 1/15/2013 8:28:13 PM     (No. 9118846)

The Disoriented Express!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: BadgerBill, 1/15/2013 8:37:46 PM     (No. 9118856)

If it´s Tuesday, it must be Zagreb.

I´m a map guy. Everyone else in the office uses GPS. My last experience with GPS was sitting in the back of an extended pickup for an additional half hour with my knees in my chin while ´Miss Kitty´ on the box took us around and around the Eisenhower in Chicago in a six block radius. Driver (my friend) could not believe she could be wrong.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: MHR, 1/15/2013 9:53:49 PM     (No. 9118931)

Hilarious


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Reply 20 - Posted by: kOok, 1/15/2013 11:47:56 PM     (No. 9119090)

I´ll be chuckling at #17 for a week.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Bevan, 1/16/2013 9:14:05 AM     (No. 9119559)

Recalculating

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