|Turn right. Now, turn right. Okay, turn right again. Finally, turn right.
||[Jul. 16th, 2002|11:12 am]
Mapblast and Mapquest. For the most part, it's a very useful service, especially if you're not quite sure where you're going, but have the address. But, sometimes, they give you directions that no normal human being would ever take. Today, for instance, I decided to get directions to an appointment I've got this evening, and found this interesting set of directions:I often check for directions using |
- Merge onto the US-101S (12.52 miles)
- Take the FOURTH ST exit. (.11 miles)
- Turn LEFT onto E 4TH ST. (.21 miles)
- Take the I-5 S ramp. (.14 miles)
- Merge onto I-10 W. (.38 miles)
- Take I-5 S towards CA-60 E/POMONA/SOTO ST/SANTA ANA. (.26 miles)
- Merge onto I-5 S. (8.32 miles)
Now, if you know those freeways as well as I do, you know that the 101 South merges directly into the 5 South, with no other steps necessary. Are you really saving that much time by taking all of these little twists and turns instead of taking the more direct route?