I can’t wait for phone navigation to have time specific suggestions. Right now, many phone navigation apps can calculate the time at which you are expected to arrive. However, one thing they don’t do is realize that you are due to arrive at the White Castle within two blocks or so of the stadium in Indianapolis ten minutes after the Colts game gets out. Trust me, I know they don’t do this.
This was a problem.
We were driving in on the interstate. We saw the flood of crowds approaching right as we were about to turn left onto the street where the White Castle was. Just before we could turn, the police blocked the street. We were stuck. Then the crowds enveloped us.
We clearly had to go to another White Castle. We obviously couldn’t drive to the one we’d been navigating to, and even if we could the stadium traffic would have completely swamped it. We never would have gotten food. Imagine the line at a White Castle 2 blocks from a pro football arena just after a game has gotten out. We eventually navigated to another, but even that took quite a bit of time. It was quite a thing to get out of the downtown at that point. The mob was huge.
Just imagine though if the phone had realized what was going to happen. There are something like 14 other White Castles in Indianapolis. It could have remarked that we’d arrive just after the game let out. This is predictable, and likely causes problems getting to that particular White Castle whenever it happens. Couldn’t it have recommended many miles before that we choose another location?
I would have liked it if it could have.