So I went to see a customer in central Nottingham on Tuesday. Hurrah! The first time I get to try my new gadget for real. How thrilled I am when it virtually drops me in the customers car park. But had I got thrilled too soon? Because as soon as I left the customers the wretched thing directed me onto a closed road. I asked it to provide an alternative because the route was blocked but it just sulked like a teenager. I just drove around the place randomly until it figured out where it was and it directed me to take a right turn that was clearly marked no right turn! I ended up spotting a sign for the motorway and followed that. A couple of seconds later the useless piece of junk told me I was going the right way. Yeah - no thanks to you! Obviously this is caused by the map being out of date - but I only bought in at the weekend. Grrr.
So the next day I'm a little sceptical about my little friend, but I'm only going to IBM in Warwick and I know the way anyway. I tap the post code in and surprisingly the TomTom suggests a different route from the way I would normally go. Fair enough, I better give it another chance. So I follow it's instructions and low and behold I end up in a housing estate! Well it looks very pretty and the interface is great but if it doesn't start finding places it will go straight back to Comet.