This admission is going to divide you. You're going to think I'm absolutely pathetic or you're going to completely understand where I'm coming from but *deep breath* today I saw my very first Google Street View car. Be still my geeky heart...
For the last few years I have enjoyed the wonder that is Google Street View. The first time I dragged that little yellow pegman onto the map I didn't go and see the Statue of Liberty or the Eiffel Tower or even any of my favourite London landmarks. No, I dragged it to my own street and looked at my own front door, wondering when the Google Street View car had driven past my front window.
Today, after leaving work, I needed to take a slight detour to grab some petrol for my car and to run an errand at the post office. Out of the corner of my eye, I caught sight of an odd looking car and knew immediately that it was fate. It was (sort of) heading in the same direction as I was so I took it upon myself to follow it... all the way to the car park of a local supermarket where the driver parked up, got out, locked up the car and disappeared into the store.
Which is when I took the opportunity to capture my digital moment on my digital camera roll.
Was this my moment of fame and glory? Will I be forever immortalised on a version of the most famous map on the internet peering over the steering wheel of my car? We will find out soon enough, won't we? As an aside - does anyone know how I can get a job as the Google Street View Car driver?