A Conversation for The Problem with Driving Directions


Post 1

Wise Rhubarb

I'm always amazed when a passenger is trying to give me directions when i'm driving driving and points at a junction saying 'turn there'. Quite why they think I should have been looking intently at their gestures instead of the road I'm not sure! A little tip - a driver will be much happier if you say 'the 2nd junction' or 'the next turning on the left'. Maybe it's just a personal gripe but it sure does annoy me!


Post 2

Wrinkled Rocker

AMEN! smiley - ok

Or else "Where the bread van ahead is turning" or similar picture within the driver's direct line of sight.


Post 3

Amy Pawloski, aka 'paper lady'--'Mufflewhump'?!? click here to find out... (ACE)

Then there's those annoying passengers like me that get left and right mixed up, and will point one way while saying the othersmiley - flustered


Post 4

Wrinkled Rocker

I always have to re-check that aspect - I ask: "Do I turn to the driver's side or the passenger's side?" Invariably its the "other right" that is applicable. I have been given WRITTEN directions that tell you to turn left at a T-junction towards XYZ town. At the T-junction, that town is to the right. I usually presume you can get mixed up between left and right, but not the town - I have been proven wrong more than once! smiley - yikes

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