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Congratulate us. We managed a micro Mandela tonight.

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posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 08:43 PM
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To the deniers... just shaddup. Ya weren't there.

We decided to try Indian food tonight. We got out our most favorite app ever (NOT), Google maps to find a place. After finding the address for the place, we input it into gargled maps, and away we went. I showed and repeated exactly what I read on the phone to the wife. She read and heard me as I read off the address. 1569. We *both saw it*, and she had the benefit of reading it off the phone and hearing me repeat it.

We get to the general area... No 1569. We pull into the parking lot of a strip mall, and I go for a small walk to try to find address numbers. Here in NC, the numbers are so bleeding small, you need a magnifying glass to read the damn things- driving by in a car and trying to read them is almost impossible.

I manage to find 1509- and then, the exact next building- 1601. Where the @*(&$(&$!! is 1569??? I wander up, down, sideways, and diagonally. I go back to the strip mall. I yank out my wife's phone, which is faster than mine, and proceed to look up the place again- and did a double take. the address NOW read 156*8*!

Wait- it gets *better*...

After having to wander nearly INTO the glass windows of places to try to read the mouse sized address numbers, I follow the new garbled maps directions, and end up
A BLOCK FROM THE CAR. I s#*t you not. I rounded the corner, found the place, looked across, and there's the frigging car.

I stomp *back* to the car, and asked the following:

"You heard exactly what came out of my mouth, right?"
"yah"
"You *read* exactly what was on the phone for the address, right?"
"yup" (at this point, she wondered what was going on)
"It magically changed to 156*8*, and the @#(*&$(&!! restaurant is OVER THERE."
"WHAT?! It was 1569! I saw it! You read it off!"
I admit- aside from recounting this BS, I got nothing. Just...nothing.




posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 08:50 PM
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a reply to: wylekat

Sounds like Sativa. It's happened to me before.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 08:52 PM
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What?!? How exactly did you not find an address one minor digit off? Did you not think to look across the street. Personally I’ve got dyslexia so I’m very careful about triple checking numbers, me thinks you just glanced and and misread it at she went off your word without looking to verify.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 08:57 PM
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originally posted by: BigDave-AR
What?!? How exactly did you not find an address one minor digit off? Did you not think to look across the street. Personally I’ve got dyslexia so I’m very careful about triple checking numbers, me thinks you just glanced and and misread it at she went off your word without looking to verify.


She. READ. IT. I made sure she got it both out of my mouth, and in readable form.

As for the address... I glanced at it before I wandered off to look for street numbers. We both saw it. What gets me is Garbled didn't even have the decency to tell us the address didn't exist, like it does so gleefully when it is put in wrong. What's more, we hit the directions button as well, so garfled could do the damn job automatically.
edit on 17-8-2018 by wylekat because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 08:58 PM
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a reply to: EmmanuelGoldstein

We don't do drugs.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 09:04 PM
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a reply to: BigDave-AR

What?!? How exactly did you not find an address one minor digit off?

Because some of these places, like the strip mall absolutely do not follow any logical rule whatsoever. Numbering, labeling, The hell with that logical crap! They cram it all in 2-3 clumps and you have to figure out what the hell the numbering scheme is. You should see our road signs and highways. Good lord.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 09:15 PM
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a reply to: wylekat

sounds like a google maps issue more than a mandela effect...but you could be right.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 09:43 PM
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You have a lot of strangeness and drama in your life .
Perhaps some Feng Shui to change the flow of Chi ?

Feng Shui



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 10:29 PM
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originally posted by: wylekat

originally posted by: BigDave-AR
What?!? How exactly did you not find an address one minor digit off? Did you not think to look across the street. Personally I’ve got dyslexia so I’m very careful about triple checking numbers, me thinks you just glanced and and misread it at she went off your word without looking to verify.


She. READ. IT. I made sure she got it both out of my mouth, and in readable form.

As for the address... I glanced at it before I wandered off to look for street numbers. We both saw it. What gets me is Garbled didn't even have the decency to tell us the address didn't exist, like it does so gleefully when it is put in wrong. What's more, we hit the directions button as well, so garfled could do the damn job automatically.

Maybe because it doesn’t care too much about being 1 off, if you’re that close it’s going to guess that you meant the nearest address to that and navigate you there. If it didn’t people would complain about it not predicting what you meant, there’s no winning. Trust me I’ve been screwed by google maps before so I’m not sticking for it but come on to think the universe is bending just to jam you up on finding a joint is a bit much when you have the chance you merely read the wrong number, even if it was 2 humans erring that’s all it is an error, nothing more nothing less.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 10:38 PM
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I've seen business with their registered dbc name and common storefront name as 2 seperate pins with a loose connection between them detected by Google. And the pins show different address if they bought out or converted 2 storefronts



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 11:29 PM
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Once upon a time, I was a new Costco member, and new to the area entirely.

I was repeatedly verifying my address every few months with them, albeit verbally, for the entire first year.

Turns out, the one time the manager decided to double check my ID instead of just taking my word for it, it was found that I was one number off on the address. Lived in this damn house for a whole year and was giving out the wrong final digit, oops. That's called owning up to being a stupid ditz, not blaming Mandela Effect.

At least my mailman probably figured I was an idiot and put my mail in the right mailbox instead of not delivering it.

You can absolutely "read" one number, but register a totally different one upstairs. It's your brain spazzing out, not the universe.
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posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 11:29 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
You have a lot of strangeness and drama in your life .
Perhaps some Feng Shui to change the flow of Chi ?

Feng Shui


I may try it. I dunno what this was this round. I really don't.



posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 11:47 PM
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originally posted by: Prene
I've seen business with their registered dbc name and common storefront name as 2 seperate pins with a loose connection between them detected by Google. And the pins show different address if they bought out or converted 2 storefronts


It'd make sense if it had 2 diff storefronts- but... 1569 was located on one side of the street, and 1568 was located 15 businesses deep in the ridiculously laid out strip mall.

Here's the stupidity on the map. As for the wrong #, like I said- I got nothing. I just am at a loss.




posted on Aug, 17 2018 @ 11:54 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

We also had hit the 'directions' button, so it spit out a route and we followed it.

Isn't the first time Google has done this crap, either. We both distinctly heard Google one time tell us "TURN RIGHT", complete with the little turn arrow at the top of the map, and send us in the exact wrong direction for a grocery store. Phone very nearly ended up being flung out the window.



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 12:02 AM
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originally posted by: wylekat
a reply to: Nyiah

We also had hit the 'directions' button, so it spit out a route and we followed it.

Isn't the first time Google has done this crap, either. We both distinctly heard Google one time tell us "TURN RIGHT", complete with the little turn arrow at the top of the map, and send us in the exact wrong direction for a grocery store. Phone very nearly ended up being flung out the window.

No offense, but maybe that's your cue to ditch the "digital directions" and simply map out where you live yourselves, via just driving through areas. GPS navigation isn't what it's cracked up to be, it's a digital database, and those are susceptible to errors & outages.

When we have to ask for directions somewhere, most people just look at us like we're nuts, "Don't you have a Garmin or something? Put it in there." No, actually, we don't. I'd rather memorize the streets and area landmarks and rely on knowing my way around than being one of the doofuses that gets lost in their own neighborhood without GPS help.

Could be a small blessing in disguise for you, you stumble on some amazing places driving "blind".



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 12:07 AM
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You can smell when you're close to the Indian restaurant. Unless you have a cold.

When Google maps is goofy, I use a unique feature that most people forget about. I CALL the restarant, store, etc.. and ask for their exact location.



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 12:16 AM
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a reply to: wylekat

Universes colliding is clearly the only explanation, I agree.



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 12:57 AM
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Not surprised. GPS is a Mandala Effect all it's own.




posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 02:13 AM
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a reply to: wylekat

Google maps is a nuisance sometimes and acts like it's gone full troll AI. A few weeks back we were using it to find a market on foot. We followed the directions and the actual destination got further and further away! That's serious trollin'.



posted on Aug, 18 2018 @ 02:23 AM
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a reply to: wylekat


Talk me about the food, was it good ?

Try this. Recommend the restaurant to a friend. Don't tell him about your Mandela episode. See what happens.



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