I Have No Sense of Direction

@Hate2Iron (7855)
Canada
September 1, 2015 11:45am CST
I haven't driven very much since I moved here, because I tend to get lost at the drop of a hat. I don't what made me think of it, but I went with my husband to Montreal Canada when the kids were little. There was a mall that was across the street, but two major lanes of traffic separated us. So, I bundled the kids into the car and turned onto the highway, expecting to get off at the next exit. It was closed and the next exit was a little too far away for my comfort. I asked for directions... in my high school French and managed to get ourselves even more lost. There was only one thing to do... ask for help. I left the car on the street and had an English speaking passer-by phone for a cab. We went back to the hotel and the first thing that hubby asked... was where's the car. Luckily I had written down the street name... I never did live that one down!
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@allknowing (65022)
• India
2 Sep 15
That makes two of us. I am zero at directions and have messed up my life many a time.
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@Hate2Iron (7855)
• Canada
3 Sep 15
Good to know that we aren't alone lol... I wonder just how many people aren't wired that way??
@allknowing (65022)
• India
4 Sep 15
@Hate2Iron I avoid going to place for this reason alone
@marlina (73885)
• Canada
12 Sep 15
My family and friends can't believe how bad I am with directions.
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@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
1 Sep 15
At least you had the street name written down. I can even get lost in my own little hometown. I am not good at finding places.
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@Hate2Iron (7855)
• Canada
1 Sep 15
Yes... at least I had that. I really do have no sense of direction at all!
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@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
1 Sep 15
@Hate2Iron My husband's car has the GPS Sync system but I don't think even that would stop me from getting lost. I can start to panic if nothing looks familiar to me.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25678)
• United States
1 Sep 15
Oh no, that must have been a very frustrating experience.
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@Hate2Iron (7855)
• Canada
1 Sep 15
It was very scary :) I think that I could handle it better now ;)
1 Sep 15
My map reading skills are pretty bad. I always have to look at it backwards or upside down my way to fully understand it.
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@Hate2Iron (7855)
• Canada
1 Sep 15
I think that I'm going to insist on a GPS for my next car. At least I can get myself home! Having two little kids in the car and being lost terrified me!
@GardenGerty (99184)
• United States
3 Sep 15
When my younger sister was ill with cancer again and wanted to take her sons on a special trip she recruited me to go along. We had directions to get to a restaurant from our hotel but we would repeatedly go in circles, never did get where we going. But we had a good time.
@Hate2Iron (7855)
• Canada
3 Sep 15
Well, that's all that counts then... kind of like an adventure then :)
@allknowing (65022)
• India
4 Sep 15
I remember how my niece could follow directions. She had hired a car for us to go round Canada. She is from NJ and in contrast to how bad I was, I found her doing her job so beautifully.
@marlina (73885)
• Canada
12 Sep 15
I am bad at directions myself so I understand where you are coming from.