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I have always loved technology and always needed the newest tech toys when they first came out, except a GPS.
I never really felt I needed one as I knew my way around my marketplace very well. I knew all the shortcuts and there really was no need for one as I had my trusty road atlas.
I had a customer a couple of weeks ago who wanted to view some homes in an area that I had not been in for quite a while. During our initial conversation my customer mentioned all he needed was the addresses as he had his GPS. No big deal I thought as for someone from out of state I guessed it would be quite handy.
He and his wife arrive at my office and he grabs his GPS and we set it up in my car and off we go. He plugs the address to the first house in the GPS and I can see the GPS acquiring the satellite signal.
I back out of the office parking lot and it tellsme how far to drive and when I come upon about .2 miles it prepares me to turn. How cool is this I'm thinking. It also told me all the streets to turn on and the best was when we arrived at our destination it told me we had arrived at our destination. We viewed a bunch of homes that day and that is where I fell in love with the GPS.
I know most of you probably own one and can relate. I decided that this was a must have as I am beginning to hate to drive at night and this would really help. I also know that when my customer had his, it was very easy to talk with them and not worry about flipping through paperwork or maps while conversing. That was the selling point, right there, it was a no-brainer.
I have had it a little over a week now and Monika just absolutely loves it.
Today I had to meet Monika's clients at a house I had never been to so the GPS would come in handy and I wanted to test it's ability to see if my shortcuts were really shortcuts. Once it locks into the satellite it tells you what time you should arrive. So, of course, I had to try and beat it. It told me I would arrive at 9:50 AM for a 10:00 AM appointment, so, off I go. I plugged the GPS to take me the shortest route, because, when I took off down my street it had me heading in a different direction than I wanted to go. I was going to take the shortcut.
The minute I deviated from the original course it would tell me "re-calculating" and the time changed to 3 minutes longer than I had when I started, Not to be discouraged, I knew I could make up time by going my way.
Sure enough, when I got to a point where I knew the GPS wanted me to go originally I had made up 2 minutes off the original 9:50 AM time of arrival. Two minutes may not seem like a lot but if you take a 30 day month you could save an hour to do something else you would really like to do.
All in all I love our GPS and I highly recommend you look into getting one. They come in all shapes and sizes and prices. This one is under $300.00 and well worth it.
So, that is why I ask "are you smarter than your GPS?
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