Hello, my name is Bianca and I'm from North Carolina in the United States. My question is have you ever been lost?
Have I ever been lost? Yes. I've been lost countless times even with the GPS, but thankfully today I am better than I used to be because in the past, I would get on the metro going in the wrong direction, or I would walk in circles and end up late to an appointment that I was supposed to be at.
Nowadays, because I know that I'm a person with a compromised sense of direction, I like to prepare beforehand. So that means looking up the directions to a place and also giving myself a buffer of time just in case I do get lost. Oftentimes for a very important event, I'll do a dry run of the route the day before. So I will look up the directions and I will take them the day before to make sure I know what I'm doing and where I'm going the day of and I don't arrive late.
Again, generally I'm much better than I used to be. In the United States, being late is sort of frowned upon, so I try to do everything I can to arrive on time or early. And it's also less stressful for me. If all else fails, then I will request an Uber or a Lyft. And I like to give buffer time for the driver just in case he or she gets lost as well. But again, generally I am much better than I used to be. And that is thanks to technology. So thank you so much. And what about you? Have you ever been lost.
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buffer • If all else fails
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