Getting lost inside department stores...

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09 Oct 2006, 10:27 pm

Am I the only one with this problem? I seriously get so lost in department stores (Dillard's, JC Penny, etc.) that it can take me up to half an hour to figure out where I am. Also, if I ever make it out of one, I don't know where I am in the mall. I might come out an entrance on an entirely different wing of mall and then it's another quest to figure out where I am. I'll be lucky if there is a "map" around but usually there isn't.



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09 Oct 2006, 10:39 pm

Yep -- SOmetimes I'm not sure I've been in a store before until I see something familiar --- unfortunatly the window dressers and merchandisers routinely rearrange everything.

Fortunatly in my normal department store I park near the perfume counter exit. If lost I can smell my way out.

Other than that I tend to stay in the departments near the escalator



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09 Oct 2006, 10:47 pm

I generally avoid the malls, because I WILL get lost. I remember one freezing cold winter day in a Connecticut mall parking lot, spending at least a half an hour looking for my car, only to realize that I was on the wrong level. I was frustrated to tears! :cry:



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09 Oct 2006, 11:15 pm

im ok in the individual department stores, but i can definietly get lost in the mall..... not to mention actually having to drive to the mall... i get lost driving all the time. and a big problem with that is even if i know my way around a place by day... if i go out driving in the same area at night, i totally get lost.



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09 Oct 2006, 11:19 pm

Not 100% all the time - especially after stores rearrange things sometimes - but generally if I have been there before I can remember where everything is and where I am in the store/mall. Only 1 time when my husband and I were dating and spent a few hours at this mall did we seriously "forget" what door we came in. I can do that driving too - if I have been there once I can remember the directions and figure things out but maps and stuff like that have been a great interest of mine.



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10 Oct 2006, 1:19 am

hm... nope. I almost never get lost.
It's almost a 'gift' I have. I can only recall having been lost 5 times in my entire life.
One of my friends, tho, he could almost get lost in his own house.



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10 Oct 2006, 1:23 am

Help! Help!

I'm lost right now in the electronics department. I hacked into the store's network
and trying to find a floor plan to the store. If that fails the building has a lot of
sun roofs perhaps google maps can see in the store.

Pray for Me!


Thanks,

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10 Oct 2006, 8:33 am

I get lost everywhere (inside malls/buildings, outside driving, etc). I have no sense of direction, very little sense of where I am in relation to other things.



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10 Oct 2006, 9:15 am

Jread...

I can totally sympathise with you! And the sad thing is that I WORK in a supermarket, and I still get lost in it. I am suhc a slow shelf-stacker. I can't ever find anything. I get lost in my home town, really lost...I do actually have no sense of direction.
I'm glad I'm not the only one! It can be really embarrassing.


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10 Oct 2006, 9:21 am

How the heck can you possibly get lost in a mall or store?
This isn't meanth to be offencive but i just don't get it.



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10 Oct 2006, 11:21 am

I used to be able to get genuinely lost in stores (like not being able to find the way out lost), but I have gradually gotten better at this with age and practice. Now days I still have trouble finding things/sections in a store (especially if it’s a store I’m not familiar with), but I don’t get genuinely lost in them anymore.

I’m not sure how I would do in a mall, the truth is I’ve never actually been in one by myself before.



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10 Oct 2006, 11:24 am

Bart21 wrote:
How the heck can you possibly get lost in a mall or store?
This isn't meanth to be offencive but i just don't get it.


By having no since of direction.



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10 Oct 2006, 1:02 pm

Well between a photographic memory and a keen sense of direction I gained from spending a lot of time in the forest I never get lost unless you count not having been somewhere in a long time and not being absolutely sure where something is (but still having a vague idea).


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10 Oct 2006, 1:41 pm

I have a terrible sense of direction and getting lost really freaks me out, which is why i don't go anywhere on my own(sad, but true). I get lost finding my way home, i get so distracted by other stuff that i can't remember the way.



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10 Oct 2006, 2:30 pm

I get lost in my own backyard. Not really, but it seems that way.

One of my anxiety issues with driving is that I get lost easily. I get turned around easily and have no idea where I am or where I came from. I lose the car in parking lots too. I get lost at the Doctor's office, in stores, everywhere. I have no sense of direction. When I do drive, I have to have a point A to point B then back to point A plan or I'll get lost. It is so embarassing to have to call my hubby on my cell and ask him how I get back home if I've had points C and D thrown in. I've lived in this town for an accumulated 4 years and I still can't get around. I very rarely go out on my own.