Jason hates GPSs. (GPSes?) Jason hates them, whatever their plural is. And I don't.
I love my GPS. I use my GPS for small trips and long trips and trips anywhere I haven't been before and want some reasurrance.
Sure, I know they're not perfect. I know they sometimes take weird routes. I don't use them mindlessly, but I like them. They feel like a little bit of a security blanket for me and I feel a lot safer using them than I did back in the day when I would print out maps from mapquest, or, before that, write out my directions I'd gotten from a map. Imagine me, driving to a friend of a friend's house, piece of paper in hand, written directions telling me to go L on Drivemore Avenue and me having to keep my eyes on the road, in the dark and the rain while looking for stupid Drivemore Avenue and argh, now I'm in the wrong lane...so much more stress.
Jason, as I say, hates being in a vehicle that uses a GPS. Of the (ugly) fights we've had when driving, I feel some of them could have been avoided had he just let me use my GPS and not been the side-seat driver navigator.
But, anyway, this is not to harp on the fact that Jason and I driving longer distances together has so far been pretty damn stressful for the two of us, it's to ask if anyone else has the issue Jason claims to have.
Because other than claiming that using a GPS turns a driver into an idiot (ie. will follow the GPS into a lake kind of thing, which... I'm smarter than your average bear thank you very much) Jason says that the machines do not work when he's around them.
Unfortunately, the first time we used a GPS together it had clearly not been properly updated to the new highway changes in Delta and so this was "proof" to him that GPSs are awful and evil and just frustrated me that he'd been proved right within two minutes of the darn thing being turned on. Ugh.
So, here's where I need your help. Do you, or anyone you know, have a problem where GPSs do not work when you're near them?
Anyone at all?
Because apparently he refuses to drive in his exes car if she's using a GPS and, well, I'd feel a whole lot happier if I could drive in my car with mine.