Who : Avada Kedavra
What : Direction Impaired
Tangy: What happens if you are direction impaired and rely on gadgets like GPS for navigating? Avada shares an experience of her which is loaded with humour and one can imagine what she would have gone through. Have you experienced anything similar? Do let us or Avada know.
Yeah, well, I am direction impaired. I dont have any sense of the direction in which I am going or where I am after sometime. I need to travel in a road for atleast 2-3 times in order to get a sense of it. And I read somewhere that even an animal like Cow can make out where it is. 😳 So that makes me worse than them. Thankfully, now I have an Iphone with GPS in it and that would help me in not getting lost. The first time I went to my class, I got lost. I went in a completely opposite direction searching for an intersection which did not exist. After about 45 mins, I got an idea that it might be in the other direction of the road 😛 (better late than never) and I found that road in 5 mins in the other direction. Getting lost in the city is a common phenomenon for me.
Recently during my visit to Seattle, I met a couple of my friends who were also kinda direction impaired and we had loads of fun. My friend was supposed to pick me from the airport and he came promptly on time. As we were going out of the airport, the GPS asked him to take a right turn . By the time the GPS told, we had crossed that street. So he took the next right turn which took us back to the airport.. So we made one full round of the airport 🙄 .. Then this time he followed the GPS instructions and took the right turn, but still we went back to the airport. Again one full round of the airport.. The GPS had also become direction impaired for sometime :shock:.. After trying all the possible turns and making some 3-4 rounds of the airport 😐 , we finally thought it was better to not take any turns and head straight.. Thankfully, this decision helped us in getting out of the airport.
The next day, my another friend and I headed towards a falls and with you-know-who driving (Me, ofcourse!) 😀 .. After driving for sometime, we started hunting for restaurants along the freeway(highway).. My friend spotted an Ihop board ➡ and she was like “A, lets eat at Ihop”.. I promptly took the exit and headed in the direction of the arrow mark.. After crossing a couple of intersections, we saw “Burger King”.. I said “D, lets grab a burger”.. She said “No, lets eat at Ihop”.. Even I like Ihop better so we thought of searching Ihop.. I saw a blue building and said “Hey looks like it’s there” and kept driving.. It turned out to be some other building, after all.. after crossing a couple of more streets, the road we were on became narrow and windy. It was leading us to some hill. So hastily, I took a right turn just to realize that even that road was heading to another hill 😕 Then I decided to head back.. I took an awkward reverse so that I can come back to the old road and waited for the signal to go green so that I could take a U-turn.. Then I saw what I should have seen before.. “A cop car”.. “D, a cop, a cop, a cop”.. I was so scared that the cop saw me break 10 rules at once.. Thankfully he saw that I was lost and forgave me (probably and hopefully). Then I took a U-turn and we decided we will eat at Burger King. As I headed back, after sometime we realized that I missed the turning for Burger King as well 👿 .
“It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor.”
Then my friend said, lets get back to highway, since we found neither Burger King nor IHop. So we went straight on that road. Correct guess, I missed the highway entrance too and went straight ahead ❗ Then I thought I will take a U-turn this time and come back and join the highway properly.. I came across a signal and was waiting to take a U-turn.. I turned my head with mice playing football inside my stomach and 💡 VOILA!!! I saw IHop board on the left.. The IHop for which we searched for almost half an hour was standing right next to me as if by magic!! We were surprised and happy too..It was a good thing that I lost the turning for Burger King and lost my highway entrance too..We were giggling our way into IHop..
Moral: Everything happens for a good reason.. and sometimes, being direction impaired helps you indirectly in a different manner 😉
P.S: Read another such post of my “Driving experience” here