So I have this problem… it’s quite ridiculous really, and people tend to tease me when I tell them about it.
I can’t tell my left from my right. No joke, I’m seriously terrible at it. I keep mixing up the words themselves, and when I have to decide where each side is I have to hold up an imaginary pen to remember the directions. It’s even worse when someone’s facing me and I have to tell them the directions from their point of view.
Thinking about it, I have no sense of direction when writing either; I don’t know what I’m going to write until I write it… but anyway, that’s a different story.
My lack of bearings has put me in awkward situations. For example, if I’m in a cab and the driver asks me which direction he should go, I have to resort to pointing because I’m unable to think fast and remember my left from my right. Or if I’m asked to point out something on a paper or an image, and I can’t tell what’s left from right. it’s embarrassing to say the least.
You’ll be surprised to know that I actually have a driving license. How I managed to pass my driving test and actually make my instructor believe what I’m doing is beyond me. But rest assured that I’m too scared to drive, so it’ll be a while before I sit behind a wheel and run someone over… though, between my attempts at strangling the wheel (as my instructor put it) I almost did while in driving school, run someone over that is. Ironically it was because I was looking in the wrong direction.
So! Is there any simple thing that you’re supposed to know but are clueless about? Is anyone’s sense of direction as terrible as mine?