Google maps is easily the most common app for commuters especially when they are in a new area, however, many times the route shown by the web-mapping service leaves them in confusion when it comes to taking the flyover or the road beside it. Taking the wrong route often leads to traveling a longer distance and wasting a lot of time. Stand-up comedian Kartik Arora recently faced the same issue and decided to complain about it to Google through his social media.
Tagging Google, Kartik tweeted his problem in the most hilarious way and said, “Itne badhiya maps banaye, chota sa feature aur daal dete ki saaf saaf bolde flyover par chadhna hai ya neeche se jaana hai. 5 inch ke screen par aadhe milimetre ka deflection Kahan se dekhe aadmi? Yours Truly, 2km aage se U Turn leta hua aadmi.” (Dear Google, You made great maps, but there could have been a feature to users know whether to take the flyover or not. It is difficult to notice a small deflection of 0.5 millimetre on a 5-inch screen? Yours truly, the person who is taking a U-Turn after from 2kms ahead.”
Dear @Google— Kartik Arora (@notkartHik) January 22, 2019
Itne badhiya maps banaye, chota sa feature aur daal dete ki saaf saaf bolde flyover par chadhna hai ya neeche se jaana hai. 5 inch ke screen par aadhe milimetre ka deflection Kahan se dekhe aadmi?
2km aage se U Turn leta hua aadmi
In no time the tweet became viral and many could connect to the problem as the major part of the internet is said to be dealing with it. Not just the netizens but Google India also acknowledged the tweet and their response left many in splits. In the most poetic way, Google India tweeted, “Shukar manate hain aap jaise users ka, jo humein sahi raah dikhaate hain. Behtar bante jaane ka yeh safar rukega nahin, mere humsafar.” (We are thankful to users like you who show us the right path. The journey of self-improvement is never-ending, my fellow traveller.)
Shukar manate hain aap jaise users ka, jo humein sahi raah dikhaate hain. Behtar bante jaane ka yeh safar rukega nahin, mere humsafar.— Google India (@GoogleIndia) January 24, 2019
While Kartik’s tweet was viral enough, Google India response made it even more happening with over 21,000 likes in just a few hours. Many Twitter users then took to the internet and shared their experience of taking a wrong turn because of the confusion and others showed how impressed they were with Google India’s response.
Check out how Twitterati responded-
Ye Shaiyri baad me.— Humor Being (@followTheGupta) January 24, 2019
Ek aadmi alag se gurgaon mein laga do. Roz itne flyovers ban rahe hain ki maps jahan turn lene ko bolta hai wahan khambe hote hain.
True! Dimaag map pe rakho, aankhein bhi wahin! Car ja kar divider pe chadhaa do!— Great Greta Grrrrr (@Chakra9804) January 23, 2019
Yesterday I missed like 2 such back to back deflections at Ambala!! My brother made a good mockery of me but I see I'm not alone 😂😂— Daanveer ↗️ (@daanveers) January 22, 2019
True yaar. Once my Uber driver took me into an under bridge in Pune. As per location it ok right but I had to pay 100 rps extra to come out of that under bridge. !!— Bhumit Badrakiya🇮🇳 (@Bhumitt) January 23, 2019
Google maps gives lane indication. If you follow the lane discipline, then you shouldn't be having any issues in such scenarios.— Harisha M G (@mgharish) January 23, 2019
Hahahahahahahahaha 😂 everyday problem— उधेड़-बुन (@UrbanZameendar) January 23, 2019
आपका दर्द समझ सकता हुँ कार्तिक जी— Arjun Yadav (@yadavarjun442) January 23, 2019
For latest stories and viral videos breaking the internet, check out our BUZZ section!