Australian millennials challenge themselves to use an outdated street guide – but their terrible attempt turns their 20-minute drive into an hour-long ordeal
- Two TikTok stars posted their driving skills after trying to use a street guide
- The two millennials have uploaded a hilarious video of their vigorous ride
- The ride, around Sydney’s CBD, should have taken her 20 minutes
A group of millennials learned what it was like after trying to drive to an important meeting with the help of a street guide.
Matt Ford and Jack Steele, the couple behind the hugely popular inspired unemployed TikTok account, filmed themselves driving through Sydney’s CBD with the directory, uploading the forceful rant on Wednesday.
The duo are known for their hilarious videos mocking everyone from bikers to revheads, but things got serious when they decided to challenge themselves on a recent ride and use a street guide instead of Google Maps.
The footage showed them searching aimlessly through the directory, making wrong turns and venting their frustrations through loud yelling and screaming.
Jack (pictured) hated the complicated list of streets at the back of the directory
“Now I don’t even know which street we’re on,” Jack said as they got more and more lost
The couple also started a podcast, where they post videos of themselves discussing topics ranging from bad dates, pocket bubbles, going to the bathroom, snoring and getting a girlfriend.
In their most recent episode, Matt mused with his friend who said ‘how hard would it have been to get around in the old days’ without electronic maps, and posed a challenge to make an appointment in the harborside suburb of Millers Point. in 20 minutes, just using a paper folder.
The friends jump in the car and Google Maps quotes the duo as 19 minutes of travel time to get to their destination.
But before they can even leave, it takes the duo 17 minutes to figure out how to use the map — as their stress levels soar.
Navigator Jack asked, ‘how are you supposed to find where Millers Point is’, as time ticked away, while Matt encouraged him to hurry.
“You’re putting a lot of pressure on me, it’s not helping,” Jack said as they scanned the street names to the suburban CBD.
Jack showed his resentment at the complicated list of streets in the back of the phone book – ‘Look at this, are you kidding?’
After they finally discovered the address, Jack asked, “How do we get there?”
When they started driving, Matt drove without directions as Jack flipped back and forth in the book, before finally finding out where they were.
“Okay, go straight, we’re going to get lost,” Jack said.
“Don’t go in there… Oh maybe you should have done now… now I don’t even know which street we’re on.”
In the end, they accidentally crossed the Harbor Bridge before coming back and arriving 38 minutes late.
But their tense car journey was not over, with the pair arguing over parking.
The boys jump in the car with the destination 19 minutes away, but it took them 17 minutes to figure out how to use the map – with stress levels rising
The antics prompted social media users to say how stressed they were watching the video, with one wondering how people were ever on time before GPS systems and smartphones were invented.
Another sympathized with them because they got on the bridge by accident, “I crossed that bridge by missing a turn too many times.”
While others recalled helping a family member get to places using the book, one shared his experience while sitting in the passenger seat with his father.
“When you were shotgun with the old man, you were a copilot! Give him one wrong turn and God bless you,’ the gambler joked.
When the couple (pictured) starts driving, Jack goes back and forth in the book and Matt drives without directions before Jack finally finds out where they are