We had a friend who stayed overnight. We explained to her that the way to her appointment was to go down the hill (about 100 feet), turn right and then immediately left. Then right at the tee and left at the next intersection. Note the alternation.
She and a passenger went down the hill, turned right and (we later found out) turned right again. Then right at the next main intersection (which was a tee), and right again on “a street I thought I recognized”. She DID get there. The passenger reported that she had said “You need to turn left here” when she took the “wrong right”… and was ignored. The only thing that saved her is that we live on the inside of a loop-road, so BOTH ends can work (though one’s obviously shorter) to get you to town.
I had tried to understand why she didn’t have some device to help her navigate, but have come to realize that a voice saying “turn right” would do her NO GOOD AT ALL because she has no clue (in real time) which way is “right”.
February 16, 2022