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No place for frappucino.

Road trip to Dallas on Sunday night. Mom and I took our semi-annual pilgrimage to the Dallas Trade Mart to find retail goodies for her church bookstore (there's always the edge of the thought that it might also be my store someday--or weirder, that I might end up working at First Baptist across the street). It's always fun, I enjoy the trip, get a sneak preview of the christmas lights and gifties for the next year, make fun of the wacky clothing all the women wear, try not to stare at the cute sales guys (I should try dressing up a bit some year, just for fun, show floor sales reps must be one of the only groups with a higher percentage of gay males than furries), and help mom out a bit.

Aaanyway, we took my shiney new Garmin satellite navigation thingie with us, and round about 70 miles into the drive, mom decided we should stop for coffee. Not knowing the area enough to find a good local coffee shop, I told the device to look for "Starbucks."

After a LONG search, it told me there was one three miles ahead.

A mile later, we took the exit for it, as per the melifluous female voice's request.

After a bit, the countdown started--a half-mile to coffee, a tenth of a mile, 500 feet, 200 feet, 100 feet, 50 feet, at destination.

Off to our right, there was a scary-looking establishment called, "Bar Strucks."

I'm not really sure how we came to that destination.

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darklingfox
Jan. 24th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
You're serious?? Thats crazy.

My experience with Garmin is when Path and I were driving up a ramp there in San Antonio. The lady told us to "Turn Left. Turn Left." which would certainly had ended in our fiery deaths. In fact.. that was the most common directive given to us by that woman. She either loves U turns on large highways or hated us. Its ok though... Path showed her what was what. (And now owes his mom a new one.)
spottylogic
Jan. 25th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
Totally serious. I assume some portion of the businesses and local sites are user-submitted--maybe someone was messing around with it, since "Bar Strucks" is clearly a play on words.

The Garmin voice does tend to repeat itself occasionally, particularly on merges...
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