I’ve gotten lost on the freeway a few times, driven south when I should have gone north. Who doesn’t go off course every now and then? Maybe I should rely on more GPS technology. Then again, maybe I shouldn’t. Not after reading this.
A woman from Hainault Erquelinnes, Belgium apparently set out to pick her friend up at a Brussels train station 93 miles north of her home. So she did the most sensible thing: logged the station’s address in her GPS unit, and off she went. But instead of driving the few hours it should take to travel that far, the 67-year-old woman wound up traveling for two days straight, only stopping to get gas and occasionally at rest stops.
Before she knew it, the woman, Sabine Moreau, was in Zagreb, Croatia, drove over 900 miles south of her intended destination. That’s one massively terrible wrong turn, thanks to her GPS. According to Moreau, she was so distracted by the many traffic signs that she didn’t realize she was going the wrong way. She just kept going, and going, and going. “Suddenly I appeared in Zagreb and I realized I wasn’t in Belgium anymore.”
Since Moreau’s trip was only supposed to take a few hours, her son actually alerted the authorities because he thought something had happened. Moreau apparently did get into a minor fender-bender on her journey, but she eventually made it back home safe and sound. Hopefully she didn’t rely on her GPS, which I’d recommend she throw away, to get back home.
Of course, common sense would have helped more than the GPS, right?