Got Directions?

OK, most people that know me are aware that I am directionally challenged. Meaning, I have no idea which way to go when someone tells me to go north, west, east or south. Sad but true. If you don't believe me I have several examples. Here are a few: several years ago my old employer put me on a special project. They flew me to Kansas, where I rented a car to drive to the project. I had a map. Well, to make a long story short; when I finally stopped to ask for directions I was in another state! I told my employee about my problem with directions and they just continued to send me out on these projects. Another time, I was driving to Bartlett Lake and stopped at a Circle K for coffee. Leaving the parking lot, I turned in the direction I thought I was supposed to go. My passenger told me I was going the wrong way..up until that time she didn't believe me! Just the other day someone who knows about my problem asked me how I ever found my way to BG's and FL's house. I told them it took a few attempts (even with directions). But in all fairness to me, the way there is like a labyrinth!!! Another person asked me if I wanted something on the east wall or the west wall...I was like whaaat??? huh?? She then attempted to teach me directions. So why am I telling you all this? Because I needed to give you a little history to set up this next story. I was on the phone (at work) with someone needing directions. I actually knew where the place was and also had the address of the place. I asked where she was and I told her she should be able to see it from there. The caller insisted I was wrong. One of my coworkers was in my office and asked me if she could speak to the caller. I handed her the phone. She then rattled off extremely specific instructions on how to get to the desired location. When she hung up, I said; wow, I knew where the place was (having been by it several times) but I had no idea how to actually get there! Later, I talked to the person who provided me with directions to begin with. I told him I didn't know it was so complicated. He then pulled out a map (EEK!!!) and proceeded to show me. I was correct about the location and the address...its just one of those places whose address is deceiving (have to have a guide, a compass and make several right turns to get to front door) can't get there from here! everyone here knows my issue. I told them the Kansas story to which they all got a good chuckle. However, it turns out there are several here who share the same problem! I am not alone.

3 Response to "Got Directions?"

  1. Kathy says:
    February 13, 2009 at 10:22 PM

    Don't ever move someplace like Nashville TN where the city is NOT on a grid. I'll never forget my early stint here in Phoenix in staffing, sending people from Chandler all the way to Anthem, or atleast attempting to. Yeh, I got this grid thing down now!!! : ) Come over sometime. Facilities work and we have valentine cup-cakes!

  2. Dan says:
    February 26, 2009 at 12:36 PM
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  3. Dan says:
    February 26, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    let me try that again:

    Remember ML: Two wrongs don't make a right,

    but three lefts do.