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Dear Poll: Do You Get Lost Easily?

A sense of direction really comes in handy when you’re trying to navigate anywhere new. But unfortunately, not all of us have a natural knack for knowing where we are or getting where we’re going — some people have a propensity to always get lost, even with directions! There’s nothing like being stuck in the car for an hour circling the same streets to ruin a person’s mood. So ladies, does this sound like you? Are you easily lost?


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jemimajane78 jemimajane78 8 years
I think I do alright, but then in saying that I like to be prepared so I don't get lost so...maybe, naturally, I am awful!
lushylashes lushylashes 8 years
i can barely remember left from right so yea i am pretty bad
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i used to be really bad at directions but once i moved overseas for school i realized that i was rather good at it and that was kind of interesting to me. ever since then i've had a great sense of direction and i'm usually pretty good at figuring out how to get places.
AlexE70 AlexE70 8 years
I'm generally pretty good with directions. When driving by myself, I usually end up where I'm supposed to be with little problem. Backseat drivers are the ones who usually end up getting me lost with all their "shortcuts" and "landmarks" they look for. Thankfully, my new car has a built in voice activated GPS, so it never happens anymore. ;-)
cherrypop cherrypop 8 years
I'm doing okay in a big city like Houston. At least I can get from point A to point B (with mapquest/gps), and repeat the same route the next day as long as I remember buildings, signs, and places (without mapquest/gps). It's getting better ever since I started driving. The only thing i'm still learning to get is North, south, east, and west - all I know is turn right, turn left, stay straight.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
No, I have a great sense of direction. My friends always call on me to navigate.
ayuninur ayuninur 8 years
I have a terrible sense of direction
Jennifer777 Jennifer777 8 years
Due to the location of my bed in our first motorhome as a kid, over the driver's seat, I was my Dad's navigator. Give me a map and compass and I can go anywhere. Show me a map and I can usually recall enough details to find my way. My mother & sister do ok if they know the area well. My brother...well, he could get lost in a paper bag, poor thing.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
HORRIBLE sense of direction. seriously, my 9 year old laughs at me because even she remembers better and reads a map better. btw, am i the only one who was 30 before i knew that "up" on a map is always north? sounds so dumb, but i never knew that :durr:
kia kia 8 years
I am really good at getting around in cities and in the wild.
eliepoo eliepoo 8 years
my X used to call me mapquest. =)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Yes, this is one of my weaknesses. My sense of direction is so bad, it's laughable. I get lost five minutes away from home. I have no sense of geography, and how our cities are laid out. I have no idea of north, south, east, west. I'm truly a direction tard. Over ten years ago, my husband got me a cell phone so that I could call him, so he could come and lead me home. Embarrassingly, this was done on regular basis. As said, there were times I was five minutes away from home, and I couldn't find my way. He would arrive, shaking his head in disdain. LOL My poor husband was so frustrated with me. He didn't understand why his seemingly intelligent wife was so incapable when it came to navigation and direction. And yes, he got me a GPS.
RaCheer RaCheer 8 years
My mom says I'm a homing pigeon. I'm awesome with directions. I can go back to somewhere I haven't been in years and still know my way around. I owe a lot to my photographic memory!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 8 years
I don't have GPS, and so I get my directions online to everywhere prior to leaving. On the occassion where the google map didn't know a road was closed due to rush hour traffic (as in, they make both lanes one direction) I sometimes have to call a friend and ask them hook me a up with a new route. Sometimes I can drive and figure out, and sometimes I take completely wrong turns. I think my problem is once I have left the car, I forget how i got to where i am if it is a new place, and then my orientation as to where i am in conjunction with the roads when I am ready to leave where I have been is part of my problem.
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
my garmin is my best friend!
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
I map it out and look at it thoroughly. Usually I don't get too lost because I have a photographic memory and can recall it. As long as I don't get too flustered.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
...especially when I have nowhere in particular to go*
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
I'm very good at reading maps and can follow them really well. However, I don't carry a lot of maps around, so I tend to get lost. Usually I don't mind getting lost though, especially when I have nowhere in particular. But when I have somewhere to be, I'll have directions ready and follow it to a tee.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
I ALWAYS get lost...ALWAYS.
ualili ualili 8 years
My family calls me "Tom Tom" cause I always know where I'm going. Or perhaps they call me that because I'm a know-it-all backseat driver....hmmmm. :)
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
Its weird but I have a good sense of direction in most cities..but when it comes to the suburbs my boy is in charge lol
jessie jessie 8 years
yep...and i'm not ashamed to admit it.....i am horrible at reading a map...hubby gets soo po'd at me sometimes....i just tell him to pull over and look at himself
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
My boyfriend makes fun of me giving directions because I usually tell him to turn just after where we were supposed to. ;p Put me in a new town though and I'm pretty good at finding my way around! Once I have visited somewhere once I am generally OK on future visits. It's all good though... I usually print off maps too!
smileyface smileyface 8 years
OMG, I got lost when I was in Madrid, Spain the first night I tried to make my way back to my homestay by myself. It was the scariest thing ever!!!
Frenched Frenched 8 years
I completely LOVE my GPS and I think I owe my life to it! When I can't use it for whatever reason though, I'm just OK with my sense of direction. I'm not completely savvy but I'll manage to find my way around eventually!
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