I Have a Bad Sense of Direction

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    It's Terrible...

    I can get lost in a paper bag.. lol  I can't count how many times I have gotten on the freeway, just to realize I'm headin in the wrong direction.. North, South, East, West...huh?? I need to carry a compass with me..  I've even been headin home, a route I've taken a...
    CaliGirl3 CaliGirl3
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 10, 2009

    And I Get to Drive Cross Country... Or At Least Half..

    So on Feb 4th I'm flying up to Seattle to visit family, get a new car, be in a wedding, watch my childhood friend have her first baby, and have another damn birthday...   So needless to say it will be one eventful week to say the least... Only one problem I have to...
    AuThEnTiC AuThEnTiC
    18-21, F
    Jan 20, 2008

    I Am Completely Lost Outside of Nyc

    Outside of NYC, I could manage to get myself lost if I were tethered to a tree with a 10 foot rope.  I went to a mall in NJ once and had a panic attack when I couldn't get my bearings.   When you are raised in a city where 95% of the streets are...
    TryingToHaveTheLifeIWant TryingToHaveTheLifeIWant
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2008

    I Just Don't Know Where You Are Talking About?

    It has constantly made everyone who has said they loved me thoroughly pissed at me, I get lost, I can't help it, I am so smart in so many other areas of life, but wtf is up with screwy maps and directions, I always get minimum of 2 maps, that way when I get lost I can show people...
    RedheadJolene RedheadJolene
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Sep 30, 2008

    Really Really Bad.

    unfathomably bad to people who are not inside my head. i get lost going to places that i've gone to for years. i usually get lost going from work to home if i have to stop for gas. and i should mention that the distance is approximately 2 miles. i have a complete and utter...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Jan 17, 2008

    Where Am I?

    I get so stressed out whenever I get lost... even if I've got a map with me, I still feel so overwhelmed with confusion lol... *hides*
    paperalias paperalias
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2007

    So True

    I could get lost in my own hometown!! In the square!! (True story!!) I just wasn't born with a good sense of direction.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 4, 2010

    "with Both Hands Behind My Back"

    I used to was, a class one, police driver, ( long since retired,) but now the truth can be revealed, It wasn't that my colleagues and superiors, considered me, to be  a good pilot, for the Commissioner's vehicles, but rather, that they would tolerate my mediocre manouverings...
    Cherpee Cherpee
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Nov 26, 2009

    Don'T Ask Me

    Give me a map and it might as well be a handbook on major surgery because it's all double dutch too me I could easily get lost in a cardboard box. It's a gift and I am especially gifted at getting other people lost people find it unbelievable how I manage it. I really excel...
    gelroller gelroller
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Apr 3, 2013

    Really Bad Sense of Direction

    I am very embarrassed about my bad sense of direction. I get lost constantly. If I get the MapQuest directions and go to someplace, I can’t do the reversal and get back to the original starting point. I have major problem with the four cardinal points. I can't relate to...
    hasrat hasrat
    56-60
    1 Response Jun 28, 2009

    Never Leave Home Without My Garmin

    A bad sense of direction runs in my family! I got a Garmin GPS last year for Christmas and now I never leave home without it!
    tbone66 tbone66
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2010

    Damn You K-mart

    I got lost on the way to the local K-mart once, this might not seem like anything really bad to you, and granted I only had my license for 3 weeks when I ventured out there but here comes the best part...I live 5 miles from K-mart, it's a complete straight shot--I mean I...
    shaun0h shaun0h
    26-30, T
    Feb 15, 2008

    Never

     I seem to never be able to find my way around. My husband tells me I could get lost in  a paper bag.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy
    22-25, F
    Feb 29, 2008

    So Very Lost

    Without my navigator I would get lost on my own street!
    missadventurer missadventurer
    22-25, F
    Sep 11, 2008

    If I Were Lost

    i wouldnt be found because i wouldnt know where to go or were to turn. its pretty bad but getting better (i think)
    Eamane Eamane
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2009

    Most of the Time!

    LOL! My sister says that I would get lost going around the block! It's funny though, I used to do in-home health care visits, traveling all over the place, learning new areas where I needed to visit. I was good at that then. Maybe it's just because now I've got mommy-brain and I...
    SteelCityGirl74 SteelCityGirl74
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2008

    Terrible Sense of Direction

    I have the same problem, and it has caused me a great deal of misery.  I have conducted some research, but have not been able to come up with a scientific explanation.  It's a miserable situation when you can't find your way around the block!  One thing that I can...
    terrbebe terrbebe
    46-50
    Sep 28, 2008

    My Dad Thinks Im Seriously Retarded

     One time i went to pick up a car with my dad, like we went together to get it then came back separately. He wanted me to stop for gas at some place i had never been to/had no idea how to get to, so he gave me some vague instructions that involved getting on the interstate...
    rustinator rustinator
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2008

    It's Terrible ....

    If someone tells me east, west, north, south - they may as well be speaking Chinese.  I have no sense of what that means.  All I know is the sun sets in the west; so please, if ever giving me directions, say left, right - it's much easier and I won't get lost ...
    legalsexy legalsexy
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Jun 6, 2008

    OMG

    I can't find my way out of a paper bag.  I get lost even with navigation in my car.  How sad is that?  My friends make fun of me all the time.  Sometimes it's frustrating, but I've learned to accept the that I'm directionally challenged. It tends to make...
    goddessone goddessone
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 16, 2008

    You Are All So Brave!

    I read all of the stories on this Board with absolute amazement!  I can see myself in almost all of them, but everyone seems to take their lack of sense of direction with acceptance and/or humour - but it has seriously impacted my life.  Although I have moved from city to city...
    iceblueaccent iceblueaccent
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2011

    Worst directional sense ever! (I think...)

    I can honestly say that I have the worst sense of direction of anyone I know, or have ever had the pleasure of meeting. If it wasn't so absolutely pathetic, it would be laughable! Although it's beyond frustrating, I do end up laughing on occasion just from the absurdity of it...
    oneandlonely12 oneandlonely12
    22-25, F
    Jun 20, 2010
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