Woman pulls up next to me in CVS parking lot, asking for directions while blocking three cars behind her.
Woman: Where is #50 Dedham Parkway in Hyde Park?
Me: This is Dedham you're in. Dedham Parkway ends here. The other side of the intersection is High Street towards Dedham Center. Hyde Park is back the way you came.
Woman: No, that's not right! My GPS says 50 Dedham Parkway in Hyde Park is here. Do you know where it is?
Me: Pointing to the shopping center, the abandoned bar, the bridge over Mother Brook and saying, from where I stand to the other side of Mother Brook is Saw Mill Parkway. After that it becomes Dedham Parkway for 3/4 mile until it becomes another parkway into Hyde Park, which is Boston. You're in Dedham, on Saw Mill Parkway, not on Dedham Parkway in Hyde Park.
Woman: You are wrong. My GPS says...
I turn and walk away, shaking my head at the lunacy of people who trust a GPS over someone who lives right there. She drives off and takes a right hand turn which will take her into East Dedham, known for roads patterned after 17 C cowpaths. I fear she will never be seen again by man nor beast.