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Directionally-impaired musing of the moment

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 5:19 pm

Even if I did actually manage to get my driver’s license and feel vaguely comfortable behind the wheel of a car, I still doubt I’d be doing much in the way of driving.

I still have absolutely no idea how to get from Macon to Athens and back. I’ve gone back and forth fairly frequently, but I still can’t remember exactly where along the route the various turns I’d need to make are. And the roads I need to turn on are just random meaningless numbered highways that I can’t remember, so that doesn’t help me pinpoint things any! If the streets actually had names that were in my mind meaningful, that would definitely help jog my memory… or if I could read a highway map without getting visually overloaded… :-\

And Google’s directions make me go by way of the interstate part of the way, which does NOT help me any, given that the interstate scares me. Maybe in about 5 years or so… OK, probably 10… I’ll feel vaguely, remotely comfortable driving at interstate speeds. Not to mention merging onto the interstate— and changing lanes on it— which scare me even more than driving on it.

Sometimes, I just feel hopeless. ::sigh::

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