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Street layouts are certainly one thing that makes Europe distinct from America.  Chicago is ALL grid system.  People who get lost here are just being stubbornly difficult.  :)  Which is not to say you can't get lost elsewhere in America, or we don't have a lot of situations in which the exit on a map does not exist in real life.  

I myself - I have few talents so I don't mind bragging about those I have - have an internal compass that almost never fails me.  I almost envy people who can get truly lost by their own doing and stay that way for any period of time.  Also, I hate these GPS systems.  My routine is to study a map until it is lodged in my memory before I get somewhere, and then never try to look at the map again, let alone some horrible GPS.  They were driving around Chicago with that contraption, even though I was in the car with them!  Madness.

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Fri Oct 17th, 2008 at 11:22:36 AM EST
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