Many of us have busy lifestyles, and when you have a thousand little cares and concerns humming in the background it can lead to boneheaded mistakes. Whether it’s putting the milk in the cabinet and the cereal in the fridge or forgetting to pick the kid up from school, mistakes happen. Usually, it’s not a big deal. Driving for miles in the wrong direction though, hits a little differently. It’s a special kind of hopeless anger mixed with shame when you do something as dumb as drive way out of your way, mostly because you have no one but yourself to blame.
The only time it happened to me was during my first year of college. Back then I was an architecture major and going to school here locally meant that I didn’t stay at home. My class had planned a trip to the Art Centre College Of Design in Pasadena. We would all meet there. I wanted to drive myself but I wasn’t familiar with the area and ended up driving 56 km in the wrong direction before realising I was going the wrong way. And with how bad traffic is here, I ended up meeting with my class over an hour late.
We asked readers whats the furthest they’ve driven in the wrong direction. These were their answers.
Over Three Hours And Halfway To Chicago
Suggested by: 3PedalsOrNothing
Wrong Way. But Not Alone
Suggested by: Zack Hayatt (Facebook)
40 Mile The Wrong Way On Blue Ridge Parkway
Suggested by: JEM
50 Miles Outside Of San Diego
Suggested by: Susan Wenzel (Facebook)
200km In The Wrong Direction
Suggested by: Sid Bridge
There’s A Reason They’re An Ex
Suggested by: Brian Ludwing (Facebook)
Adding 250km To A 3000km Trip
Suggested by: Times up, time to leave!
40 Miles Back Into Canada
Suggested by: Alex Stigall (Facebook)
Made It Into Nebraska Before Realising
Suggested by: MaineAssassin
Drove Back Into St. Louis After Leaving It
Suggested by: Brian Viebranz (Facebook)
Suggested by: Lew Schiller
Accidentally Ending Up In Iowa
Suggested by: Wally Miller (Facebook)