When’s the last time you’ve been lost? Really, truly lost?
I’ve always been prone to getting lost. To this day I have no sense of direction.
Back when I learned how to drive, we relied on maps. We had to.
My parents and grandparents always had maps laying around – AAA maps and giant Rand McNally maps that unfolded into a million squares and were impossible to put back together.
Eventually the internet brought us Mapquest. You could simply type in two destinations and it would give you a route. My generation’s car floors were carpeted with Taco Bell and Mapquest directions.
Sometimes the instructions were wrong or you missed a step.
Boom, you were lost!
When I was a new driver, I got lost on the way home from a friend’s house. They thought it was funny when I called them crying asking, “WHERE AM I?!”
Without smart phones, a common thing to do when you got lost was pull into a gas station and ask for help. I haven’t had to do this for decades.
Smartphones were the best thing to ever happen to me.
I haven’t been lost since. Well, until last week.