Have you ever gotten lost while driving alone?

@sudalunts (5526)
United States
September 10, 2008 4:24pm CST
I remember one time when I was working at a temp job, I was not familiar with the area, so my husband took me the first day. The second day, I felt comfortable going on my own, I had no problem getting to work the next day, it was a breeze. When i got off that night it was dark , I am not much of a night driver, and I made a wrong turn. That turn turned into many wrong turns. I winded up on a major highway, which I wanted to avoid, and kept driving, until I saw a NJ turnpike sign. I got on the turnpike and finally arrived home one and a half hours later. The job was probably 15 miles from my home. I was really nervous that night. I tried looking for a phone booth, I did not have acell phone then to call my husband, but there was none to be found. Has something like this happen to anyone else?
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
10 Sep 08
I have gotten lost several time while driving. Usually it is because I misread signs. When I travel and get lost, I think of it as an adventure. If I have to be somewhere on time it is an annoyance. I don't drive much after dark, but then it would be scary.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
10 Sep 08
Yeah, I do not like driving at night. I have a damaged optic nerve in my left eye, and my peripheral vision is shot, so cars speeding up on my left makes me nervous, because I do not notice them until they have passed me. I always leave home to allow myself to get places on time, because I might get lost
• United States
10 Sep 08
I have gotten lost so many times. I just moved to a new city. Its a lot bigger then the city that I moved from and learning your way around a new city that is huge is really hard and confusing. I have gotten lost the same way you did actually and then I even got lost on the buses that run here. I was so scared, I even gotten to the point of tears. Now I learned the major highways and how they work and I don't get lost as badly, but I still get lost. I hate that my brother though who has lived here only for a short period of time was able to learn the whole city in just 2 days and I have been here for 2 yrs and still don't know my way around here. Its aggrivating.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
10 Sep 08
Trisha, that's a man for you you know how they hate to ask for directions, so I guess your brother figured he better learn and learn fast. Yeah, it is really scary when you are lost, and it seems you get farther and farther from your destination. I am glad you are getting better at getting around. I live in a small town, and I still do not know my way around