Do you mind asking for directions?

@sharon6345 (121582)
United States
April 22, 2016 10:14pm CST
I was lost a few months back in the dead of winter. I kept asking for directions each step I made. I saw just how much people don't like helping others. I was freezing and tired of walking and about to cry when a traffic cop helped me. I was lost for sure and thank God I had my phone on me. Adrain drove till he found me and I got in the car right before I froze. I hate asking for directions. Sad as it may be I will do it again.
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@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
23 Apr 16
I don't mind asking, but people seem to have lost the knack of giving them. Usually I use the GPS pn y phone, but sometimes that's confusing too.
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@sharon6345 (121582)
• United States
23 Apr 16
I tried once when we were lost I won't try it again.
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@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
24 Apr 16
@sharon6345 It takes a little getting used to, but it can usually get you at least close to where you're going.
@Vjvals (935)
• Roseville, California
23 Apr 16
I stopped asking way back for the same reason. They always gave me the wrong directions. I use a map.
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@sharon6345 (121582)
• United States
23 Apr 16
That is something I never could read.
@sunrisefan (17353)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
Sometimes people would rather go hungry than ask for help :)
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@sharon6345 (121582)
• United States
23 Apr 16
That is what I have come to see as well.
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@snowy22315 (45536)
• United States
23 Apr 16
I ask for directions when I am lost.
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@sharon6345 (121582)
• United States
23 Apr 16
That is good it can sure help.
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@marguicha (91918)
• Chile
25 Apr 16
I am always asking for directions. Why would I mind?
@sharon6345 (121582)
• United States
25 Apr 16
That is good and I do as well..
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@marguicha (91918)
• Chile
25 Apr 16
@sharon6345 We have always been lost at one time or another.
@celticeagle (117689)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Apr 16
I don't mind at all. People aren't helpful like they used to be. I am glad Adrian found you in time.
@sharon6345 (121582)
• United States
25 Apr 16
I was super happy about that.
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@celticeagle (117689)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Apr 16
@sharon6345 ....Yes, good timing.
• Midland, Michigan
23 Apr 16
If you hate asking for directions, you at least did what you needed to do to try to get out of that predicament. WHat I hate is being in a strange city and not quite understanding the directions that a local will give you. I've never run into anyone not wanting to help out especially with directions, but if it was cold and freezing, maybe they were more concerned with their welfare than yours. THat's not a good thing of course, but could be the problem there. Thankfully, the cop was there to help you out. Why were you in a place where you had to resort to walking?
@sharon6345 (121582)
• United States
23 Apr 16
Going toa new foot dr. and they had no signs for the bus stops. I kept walking trying to find the bus. And no one knew a bus stop.
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• Midland, Michigan
23 Apr 16
@sharon6345 Ahh, I wouldn't have any clue on that one, whether I was asking or being asked. In our town, we have no busses we call to get a ride instead and they'll come to our location. Otherwise, we do have a bus that comes in every hour from another city and will take people to one of two colleges and various other places, but there is only one bus stop here for that one bus. Since you had your phone with you, your best bet would have been to call 911 right away and tell them it wasn't an emergency, but would they know where the bus stops were in your vicinity, they probably could answer that one for you.
• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Apr 16
I don't like asking for anything really, it's sad when you find so many people who are not willing to help at all.
@sharon6345 (121582)
• United States
25 Apr 16
That is not good in case your really strapped for something.
@LadyDuck (152116)
• Switzerland
23 Apr 16
Surely I do not mind to ask, but I would be glad if people who do not know would avoid to give fake directions.
@sharon6345 (121582)
• United States
23 Apr 16
Yes that would be good for sure.
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