Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
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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