I have a very interesting predicament. I have a horrible, messed up sense of direction! It's the strangest thing, and I can't for the life of me describe why this happens!
Let me give an example: Say I am in a mall with a few friends. They tell me to wait somewhere while they go off to look at some dumb, hot designer product that I find dis-interesting. They say they'll be right back!
So I wait, and we'll say fifteen minutes pass. I start getting mighty anxious, but I tell myself it's ok. A little while more passes, and I decide to go after them; instead of going in the direction I saw them go, I for some reason go the opposite direction and get myself lost, and I end up at the exact opposite end of the building from them!
My parents would conduct tests very similar to this when I was little. They'd turn a corner or walk nonchalantly behind a pillar and wait to see what direction I'd go in, and for some insane reason, I would go in the exact opposite direction from them. The other kids I was with would always tell me that they were the other way, the right way! But I would say "No, they're this way. I can feel it."
I still have this problem! It's like I had some weird reverse compass implanted in my subconscious form birth!
In fact, I've developed an intense phobia of getting lost. See the title for what it's called.
Don't blame my parents! They just wanted to test wether I'd ever get it right. They didn't run away or anything! They just secretly watched me go around in circles looking for them when they were right under my nose!
Does this happen to anyone else? Am I a freak of nature? Why does this happen? Comments would be appreciated!
Thanks for reading.