Friday, 15 October 2010

It's a funny world ....

.. when a 69 year-old man is asked at the supermarket to confirm that he is over 16 when he buys a packet of indigestion tablets isn't it?  That's what happened to Mr Fixit this morning.

On a different topic altogether, can a person get a divorce from her satnav?  You remember I had troubles with Tom last week when he MADE me drive into the big scary city?  Well, earlier this week he caused me even more trouble.  We decided to go to the Royal Horticultural Society place at Harlow Carr for lunch at Betty's.  (I went there with my friends Bilbo, Sewali and Mrs Flummery a couple of months ago.)  Anyway, it is about 25 miles north of here, and in the past I've always ignored Tom completely and gone my own way to get there, but this time, for some reason, I thought I'd do what I was told.  That was a BIG mistake.  The route he took us was about 40 miles!  That meant we got to Betty's late and there was a queue for tables.  We don't do queues.  We turned round, came back home and went to a nearby hotel restaurant.  Now, don't you think I have grounds for divorce on the basis of unreasonable behaviour?


  1. Are we talking GPS...the voice from your car telling you where to go? It's OK to occasionally tell him where to go too!!;o) But divorce...NEVER!! You would be lost without him!!

  2. hee hee, ours does this too, it's because it's programmed to take you the quickest way rather than the shortest. By its calculations you should have been there more quickly, but it's always worth looking at the route it's chosen and tweaking it if necessary - you can avoid certain roads or go via a different place to persuade it to go the way you want to.

  3. Your problem isn't satnavs per se, but your particular satnav!

    Get a woman - we have Joyce and she tends to behave extremely well (although I admit, when I asked her to take me from your house back to Harlow Carr she did get terribly fixated with trying to get me back on the motorway and threw her handbag out the window when I refused).

    PS: Joyce is a Garmin, even SewAli said she was quite clever compared to Tom.

    Computer stuff great fun.... nothing like the real thing :-) x x x

  5. You wouldn't last long on the back roads around Dartmouth, unless you knew them like the back of your hand:-) :-) :-) x

  6. Hubby turns Tom OFF quite often... haha.. but I never do.

  7. aaawww...Mr. Fixit...he is young at heart! Sorry about the troubles with your Tom, don't have one...and I'm lost all of the time!

  8. Yes i think i would divorce it as well more i hear the more i don't want one lol
    Hugs Janice

  9. Oh yes, I heard of a story where the route should have taken about 20 minutes and another Tom sent them another route which took over an hour, with people waiting that had left the same place at the same time. Yikes!

    That's silly about Mr.Fixit. I'm sorry why can't they tell? Surely you have an attractive hubby but that redefines everything doesn't it.

  10. If it's the same Tom as I've got, sometimes it doesn't go where we want to. Postcodes are a problem sometimes and we got caught out when going to Matlock where the places we wanted to go and where it wanted to take us didn't match at all. We used the brown tourist signs instead.

  11. My Maggie (Magellan) often does the same thing. Once she took me to a dead end street and the address I needed was on the other side of a barricade.

  12. Gloria Garmin normally behaves herself. She got us to Suffolk and Yorkshire with no problems. Finding the local Quilt Shop now that's where the problems begin

    Love and hugs Gina xxx


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