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Today's jobs were all in the region south of my usual one, and extended as far south as Waroona. This was a problem, because the Perth street directories don't go that far, and run a couple of years behind the times even if they did, which is pretty damn aggravating even in my usual area.

But it wouldn't have been a problem, if they'd given me correct directions in the first place. I'll give you three guesses whether they were or not.

Following the first lot of directions ended with me 20 kilometres east of Waroona and well into Wolf Creek country, before I turned around and came back. Despite the ineffectual suggestions of the office, they didn't bother telling me "oh, we meant the fourth street on the RIGHT."

And the directions from their to the next job were a masterpiece too. "Go to the end of the street, turn left. Turn left Again. Turn Left Again. Turn left again." Guess where THAT took me, boys and girls? It should have been "turn RIGHT, go down X street until you hit Y (X and Y never actually cross, which was a whole other problem) then left, then left again. And the supervisor had grossly misinformed the office about the size of that job anyway, and had no idea what we were supposed to be be doing when I pointed this out. RAGE. Ended up driving about 400km today

But at least I saw a goanna, so it's okay.


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 14th, 2012 12:44 pm (UTC)
400k's? That's an average day for us :D
Nov. 14th, 2012 01:54 pm (UTC)
oh, ha-de-ha-ha :P
Nov. 14th, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
o/' Just give me the f'n address,
I got a GPS o/'
Nov. 14th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
I can't believe how bad the street directories are getting
Nov. 14th, 2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
Well, with most people having a phone, and the increasing popularity of smart-phones with GPS built in....
Nov. 15th, 2012 01:08 pm (UTC)
only helpful if the street you're looking for is even on the GPS database, though
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