tommyl66: What kind of douche gives cardinal directions? "Yeah, just go north on Main Street, then go east on Birch Street. What's that? You're not familiar with the area and don't immediately know which way north is? Oh, you silly fool, you're so much dumber than I am!"
epyonyx: I give cardinal directions first and then tell them what to look for and whether to go left or right from there.Also, how is it hard for people to determine which way is east / west?
TWX: I observed a lady in a convenience store asking the clerk for directions, who honestly, seemed equally lost.I drive to various sites over an approximately 100 square mile area in a large suburban city, and I did field work in the entire metro area for many years before that. There are some freeways over on the west side that I can't give info on, but those were built after I stopped serving that area and are the better part of fifty miles from where I live and work.Ask people who drive around for a living. Those people will probably give you the best directions, since they've actually been there, and are there all of the time.
FunkOut: Catlike Typist: Kraftwerk Orange: Most people don't understand cardinal directions. I'll sometimes tell someone to go south on a certain road, and they'll ask "Is that left or right..."THIIIIIS, it makes me foam at the mouth. Can't you tell left from right? How can you not know which way is north?I get pretty irritated with that as well. Trying to give directions to someone and then they're like "How do I know which direction west is?" Dammit, you've lived in this area since birth and you couldn't even at least manage to remember that one mountain is north and the other mountain is southeast?
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