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Do you have an internal compass or are you like me?

Just got back from tending my daughter's critters. I always drive merrily and blissfully along until I see Allsup's on the corner and that's where I turn. (Street names - Pah!)

Only this time I did not see Allsup's on the corner. As a recovering alcoholic I resolutely ignore the liquor store on the opposite corner.

Whut?

I turned around and drove back. I'm telling you somebody had stolen the Allsup's convenience store and 12-pump gas station. Their sign was not there.

Then some little brain synapse fired and I remembered reading that Allsup's 304 stores had changed hands...and I realized the store was still there ... it's just not Allsup's anymore.

That was a Twilight Zone minute...
They put in an overpass over an intersection around here that caused ridiculous tie-ups with just a signal. I'm not kidding, in the afternoon, traffic could get backed up for a mile with people waiting for the light to change. The first few times I went over there after they finished it, intending to turn on the cross street, I drove right past it even though there were huge green signs indicating what was now a highway exit. I was expecting a regular cross street, and when I didn't see one, I just kept going until I noticed that I had gone too far. I must have done this at least three or four times until I remembered to watch for the signs and exit that way.
Mamapolo2016 · 70-79, F
[@1026,GeorgeWashingtonJr] I would have done it 3 or 40 times. My sense of direction is somehow non-existent but still stubborn.
Heartlander · 80-89, M
More like you. I lose trace of North-South/front-back the moment I step onto an elevator. I read maps by aligning them to my direction, meaning I turn them upside down when heading south. Without thinking, I forget that east is then to the left, so I say "turn left" when I really mean "turn right" :)

I'm OK when I follow my instincts, because everything is relative to where I'm heading. The problem is when I talk to myself to tell myself where to turn, and I listen to myself.
Mamapolo2016 · 70-79, F
[@66493,Heartlander] My man. Or, no - we'd never get anywhere. My dad used to call me Wrong Way Corrigan.
Heartlander · 80-89, M
[@663519,Mamapolo2016]

Haaaa .... reminds me of an old pilot joke: "let's do a 360 and go back home!"
Mamapolo2016 · 70-79, F
[@66493,Heartlander] Even I get that one. 😂😂
chuck7882 · 56-60, M
If I had a dollar for every time I drove past my street I'd be rich
SwampFlower · 26-30, F
I can't find my way around this one town in the valley anymore because a tornado wiped out all of my landmarks. It really is like being in the twilight zone.
Piper · 61-69, F
I definitely do [i]not[/i] have an internal compass, and have probably done the same thing before...when a "landmark" first changes.
Mamapolo2016 · 70-79, F
[@910977,Piper] Yep.
Astro · 56-60, M
I have no sense of direction. I'm always getting turned around
Mamapolo2016 · 70-79, F
[@593013,Astro] I can relate. The mileage of my cars never changes because I spend so much time in reverse.
juiceyangel333 · 26-30, F
[@663519,Mamapolo2016] 😂😂😅😅
JAYS21 · 70-79, M
Outside Im fine, inside a building I get lost
Mamapolo2016 · 70-79, F
[@991775,JAYS21] It doesn't matter where I am. I'm lost.

The most magnificent contribution technology has made to womankind is the "Find My Car" app.
juiceyangel333 · 26-30, F
[@663519,Mamapolo2016] 😂😂
JoeyFoxx · 51-55, M
I hate when landmarks change hands!!!
Tuscan · 61-69, M
[@802348,JoeyFoxx] Directions in rural Ireland often start with " if I were you I wouldn't start from here".
Mamapolo2016 · 70-79, F
[@629164,Tuscan] 😂 Or the famous "You can't get there from here."
juiceyangel333 · 26-30, F
[@663519,Mamapolo2016] 😂😂
juiceyangel333 · 26-30, F

 
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