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Old 02-14-2017, 01:44 PM   #1
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Frustration Rant !

Trying to give DW directions drives me insane. DW calls on the phone and wants to know how to get from point A to point B and then wants to argue after I tell her. It doesn't work much better even in person with a google map assisting.


Argggggggggggg !!!!!!

Anybody else suffer this maddening frustration ??
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:45 PM   #2
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No. My wife and I live in perfect harmony and that's the story that I'm sticking to.
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No. My wife and I live in perfect harmony and that's the story that I'm sticking to.
Describes my marriage perfectly as well. Ask my wife, she's standing right here behind me.
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I can honestly say that I've never felt even a moment's frustration while trying to give Frayne's DW directions.
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:51 PM   #5
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Buy her a GPS. I love my DW but she can't read a map in a moving car if her life depended on it. We get along much better since we got the GPS.
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I literally have no sense of direction. I blame it on being raised on the eastern coast of FL. I HAVE to believe whatever anyone tells me. I use a GPS.
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My wife does not drive and we do not own a car, in other words, problem solved!
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Buy her a GPS. I love my DW but she can't read a map in a moving car if her life depended on it. We get along much better since we got the GPS.
She has a GPS and it is of no help, probably because she can't argue with it.
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She has a GPS and it is of no help, probably because she can't argue with it.
Is the the type of person that likes to over ride the GPS. I've been in cars with backseat drivers like that. I'd be merrily driving following the GPS, but they disagree with the GPS saying they know a better way, a short cut .
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Anybody else suffer this maddening frustration ??
no, I leave my phone off on the golf course
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My wife is a professional map maker. I let her drive after figuring out the directions. Then, since we never get to where she wants to go, I always try to get her to start about 15 minutes early, so that I can tell her how to get from where she got to where she wanted to go in the first place. It is one of my great joys in life to see her screw up and never blame herself, so I don't get frustrated at all.
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I have a GPS but don't listen to it as it uses a woman's voice...
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Neither of us is good with directions. That's what GPS is for. And even it can cause confusion. (Why does the computer say to "Keep left," when all it really wants you to do is keep straight and not be tempted to stray into the exit on the right?)
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Sorry (well maybe not) but I don't know your wife. However, I may be married to one of her relatives or at least someone that went to the same school.
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She has a GPS and it is of no help, probably because she can't argue with it.
Probably because you did not properly explain to her how to turn it on
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I'd be tempted to send her to another state and see what happens.
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Not on the phone. We get to play it out in person. Sometimes when she gets too mad at me she rips the GPS a new one.
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Probably because you did not properly explain to her how to turn it on
A little alcohol and some soft touching?
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Giving my DW my Garmin to use on a 100 mile trip she was taking to see an old friend of hers almost get me divorced when she got back (real late, BTW). Now when she asks for directions, I just tell here I have no idea and tell her to "ask SIRI".
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DH and I both have (well, he had) a terrible sense of direction but at least DH could determine North, South, East, West. I could NOT process directions like "Drive East on Main Street". Do I turn left or right? We both read maps well except that I needed to turn the map so it was oriented the same way as our position and DH had to turn it so the print was right side up.

GPS saved us both although he made me stop changing the language to French or German.
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