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Further proof online map sites just don't get us

01/09/05


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Vee makes the mistake of downloading a map from Yahoo Maps when trying to get to a friend's place in Newton:

... I was wondering why it sent us on 20 West, towards the ritzy suburb of Weston, instead of 20 East, towards the less ritzy but closer to Newton suburb of Waltham. We had allowed ourselves extra time to get there, thinking there might be traffic and taking time to stop in Medford to get a mocha cake from Arthur's. So although we left at 5:45 p.m. we didn't arrive in Newton until 7:35 p.m. because we went completely out of the way on Route 20, passing through Weston, Wayland, Cochituate, and Framingham before getting on the Pike and heading East. ...
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