I hate it when people ask me for directions...

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  1. DeathStar1

    DeathStar1 Producer

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    Was walking the dog a few minutes ago, and some guy with a heavy accent slows down to ask if I knew where something was. Since I was looking down at the time, I had to ask him again, and this time it sounded like "Paz's Pedal Palace" So, I figured it was some type of bike Pro shop. Couldn't think of any near here, so I had to tell him sorry, I didn't know...

    Luckilly for him, some guy on a bike was passing on his left, and the driver asked that guy the same question. Hopefully the other guy helped them out better than I did.

    Not only do I look completly clueless, but I'm also the worst person to ask. I drive by site/landmark, not by street sign, so I couldn't tell the person how to get there anyway because I don't know the street name.

    Am I the only one like this?
     
  2. Paul D Young

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    I like it if I am able to help the person and I don't like it if I can't. I guess it depends. Usually I think the worst though when approached by crazies and I am relieved to find out that they are more lost than I am.
     
  3. Michael_Shisler

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    I get alot of people coming in and asking for directions where I work. I don't mind giving people directions as long as I know how to get the place they are looking for. If I don't, I usually have them ask my boss or some one else who may be around.
     
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  5. Tim Hoover

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    I always felt sorry for people who asked my dad for directions. He grew up on a farm and always used compass points like "turn north on Baker" instead of saying "hang a left on Baker" in addition to an annoying tendency to get sidetracked into anecdotes about landmarks and locations, such as "There used to be a grain silo near that corner on Baker. It got struck by lightning in 1956, and ever since then..." and on and on.
     
  6. Michael Ballack

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    I am one of those people that couldn't give you directions either. I know how to get to certain places in my car, but couldn't tell you what streets I took to get there. I guess it's because I just started driving. I have to start paying attention to street signs. [​IMG]
     
  7. John Watson

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    I seem to remember Talking Heads not knowing where they were going, or where they had been. That was the 80's for you...

    I like the line some on the board quote "Wherever you go, there you are", apparently said by Buckaroo Bonzai

    I just try to remember that moss grows on the north side of the trees, but maybe its backwards in Australia?
     

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