I was probably one of the last REALTORS in PA to GPS for my car. Some of the excuses I used were 1) to expensive 2) too hard to use 3) want to learn the routes myself 4) confused how to operate it and 5) confused about which one to buy.
Yesterday, my out-of-town clients offered to plug in their GPS to make our journey a little easier. At first, I was reluctant, wanting to appear in control and capable of navigating the old-fashioned way- maps and Mapquest direction printouts. After being coaxed for a moment or so, I consented to using the magical navigation device. It seemed "right at home" on my windshield.
It was love at first sight! I glided from one listing to another with ease. I especially enjoyed being able to converse with my clients without worrying about missing an exit or getting lost in the country. Upon deciding to stop for lunch, I was delighted to find the "touch screen" could lead us to the restaurant of our choice.
After arriving home, I told my husband what had happened and entreated him to accompany me to a local discount electronic store right away. (You know, the one with the "Geek Squad.") Within one-half hour, I had purchased my first GPS, aptly named "Gabby."
Today was "Gabby's" maiden voyage. I only missed one turn. Would you believe that "Gabby" rerouted us immediately in a seemingly effortless manner? When it was time for lunch, we asked "Gabby" to locate a restaurant in town which was open on Mondays. No sooner said than done!
I am now a BELIEVER! My only regret is not having bought a GPS sooner. My excuses for not investing less than $200 to save time, money, and stress seem foolish. With "Gabby" by my side... I mean on my windshield, I will be much more relaxed behind the wheel. Finally, my penchant for getting lost while driving, going around in circles, and taking the longest route from Point A to Point B should be a thing of the past- thanks to the techno-savvy clients who showed me a better way to navigate.