Overconfident with directions

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Have you ever arrived at what you thought was the location only to find you had screwed up and had to jog like crazy to the right one. I was once in Leicester and got myself on the wrong arterial road and basically heading in the wrong direction watching the minutes tick down to the date. I was in quite a state when I arrived with seconds to spare.

The other time was in a hotel with a really weird layout. Most hotels the 200 numbers are above the 100 etc etc but this hotel had 100 and 200 at the front, 300 and 400 behind and 500 through a maze of internal doors. I was totally lost and had to phone the wg for help. Being at the hotel I was overconfident and when I got lost my heart took a jump.

To avoid this I arrive half hour early and take a walk but that would not help with the hotel room
 
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My first punt was a late night incall when I was working away so didn't know the area at all. The wg had told me where to park - and then text me directions to her place. The directions she gave were terrible and I ended up on a 15 minute walkabout to a flat that was about 10 seconds walk from my car! I ended up going back to the car and phoning her to clarify where she meant.
 
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Happend to me for my first punt at well. Got off at the wrong tube station and ended up running trying to be there in time. Had to get a taxi in the end, but still got there a bit late. Probably good for the nerves though as I was just focusing on getting there
 
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Although that wg was definitely off with her directions, I'll admit to a sense of direction that's worse than my memory - and that's really bad! For that reason I hate incalls to wg's I've not seen before, I'm terrified of turning up at the wrong place! :unknown:
 
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Have you ever arrived at what you thought was the location only to find you had screwed up and had to jog like crazy to the right one. I was once in Leicester and got myself on the wrong arterial road and basically heading in the wrong direction watching the minutes tick down to the date. I was in quite a state when I arrived with seconds to spare.

The other time was in a hotel with a really weird layout. Most hotels the 200 numbers are above the 100 etc etc but this hotel had 100 and 200 at the front, 300 and 400 behind and 500 through a maze of internal doors. I was totally lost and had to phone the wg for help. Being at the hotel I was overconfident and when I got lost my heart took a jump.

To avoid this I arrive half hour early and take a walk but that would not help with the hotel room
Its rarely a problem but I went to a sex party once in Canada Water in London and it was good so decided to book into their Saturday afternoon party. Arrived back at Canada Water only to be told when I rang them that this party was always held in Greenwich. Now being OCD about time I broke a number of driving laws to get their in time for the start, just managed it. Me being nearly an hour early in the area paid off.
 
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My first punt was in a serviced apartment in Bristol, most of the complex was still being built and mostly a building site... Constantly walking backwards and forwards past builders was not exactly discreet!!!
 
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Although that wg was definitely off with her directions, I'll admit to a sense of direction that's worse than my memory - and that's really bad! For that reason I hate incalls to wg's I've not seen before, I'm terrified of turning up at the wrong place! :unknown:
Me too. Even knocking on the house on the wrong side of the street. Nightmare :scare:.
The wgs get so pissed off about it, the little old lady behind the curtain noseying on other people's business :dash:
 
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Its rarely a problem but I went to a sex party once in Canada Water in London and it was good so decided to book into their Saturday afternoon party. Arrived back at Canada Water only to be told when I rang them that this party was always held in Greenwich. Now being OCD about time I broke a number of driving laws to get their in time for the start, just managed it. Me being nearly an hour early in the area paid off.
Yeah I had a couple that worked out absolutely fine but only because I was early and had time to screw up but still be on time.
 
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Yeah I had a couple that worked out absolutely fine but only because I was early and had time to screw up but still be on time.
In my punt that nearly wasn't as I named it at the time on another punting forum I was very early in a WGs area so parked up and listened to some CDs with the blower going, when it came time to start the car I had run the battery down. I rang the WG, a newbie to me and she suggested cancelling, I said not yet I will make it on time. So I initially started walking but soon found it was further than I thought and I wouldn't make it on time, so I flagged a car down and offered the startled young guy £20 to drop me off which he did. I made it just in time, had a great punt and nearly not making it made it even better and the WG became an excellent regular for a while. Got a cab back to my car to find the battery had re-charged. I will do whatever it takes legally to get to a punt on time as getting my end away is a top priority.
 
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Earlier this year I strolled up to what I thought was the place that had been described to me. There was no visible number I could see but it was the right postcode so I knocked on the door anyway and instead of a leggy blonde, an elderly gentleman answered. :scare:

I immediately blurted out Oh I'm sorry sir, I seem to have the wrong address.:rolleyes:

As it turned out I wanted the house next door :dash:
 
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Earlier this year I strolled up to what I thought was the place that had been described to me. There was no visible number I could see but it was the right postcode so I knocked on the door anyway and instead of a leggy blonde, an elderly gentleman answered. :scare:

I immediately blurted out Oh I'm sorry sir, I seem to have the wrong address.:rolleyes:

As it turned out I wanted the house next door :dash:
I did the next door just once and I honestly should have known better cos I was not a novice. It's that old 'could not happen to me' syndrome.

Then it does :dash:

To add to my original comment, I can be a real smartass thinking I have it oh so right only to fuck it up completely.

Lesson still being learned.....:unknown:
 
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Oh yes, this happened to me only this week.

When the booking was made the man I was visiting wasn't sure of directions, and referred me to a postcode for nearby pub. I actually knew the place where he was staying, so said "It's ok I'll recognise it when I get there". I then googled the rental place and took the postcode from the agent's website............well set off, and when I approached the post code I had a horrible sinking feeling that I was in the wrong place, I'd used the postcode for the agent's office - and both places had zero mobile signal. I'd also had a difficult drive along pitch black, treacherous lanes some of which were flooded in parts. After a quick glance around outside, I got back into the car and looked back through my text messages where I found the postcode he'd supplied, popped that in and found I was less than 5 miles away. Flung myself back in the car, texted security buddy (which departed from my phone whilst driving through a brief moment of signal) and got myself back up onto the narrow lanes. I arrived 20 minutes late apologising profusely. Being in the middle of nowhere I knew he wasn't going anywhere, but I did feel really stupid and for me it was unacceptable, I also felt really helpless because with barely any signal where he was staying there was just no chance to phone him to let him know before I arrived.
 
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Ive had the hotel one before - many times! - with it being a maze and all that. Try acting natural when you haven't got a clue where you're going in hotels sometimes. Bloody effort! Ha.
 
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This one makes me laugh. I once saw a girl who was out in the sticks so decided to use satnav to find her. I thought I was being clever by putting in the postcode next to hers and thought I'd know where I was when I got there. I ended up at the end of a farm track with not the first idea where I was. I quickly typed in the correct postcode and it took me back to where I should have been. I was a little late as well and nearly ended up in tears - the little boy in me takes over at moments like that - 'I want my mum!' Fortunately the lady in question took jolly good care of me when I got there, spending a few moments just bringing me down to my senses before we got started.

tcm
 
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This one makes me laugh. I once saw a girl who was out in the sticks so decided to use satnav to find her. I thought I was being clever by putting in the postcode next to hers and thought I'd know where I was when I got there. I ended up at the end of a farm track with not the first idea where I was. I quickly typed in the correct postcode and it took me back to where I should have been. I was a little late as well and nearly ended up in tears - the little boy in me takes over at moments like that - 'I want my mum!' Fortunately the lady in question took jolly good care of me when I got there, spending a few moments just bringing me down to my senses before we got started.

tcm
Yes in some places the final letter of the postcode covers a fair few square miles, with very few properties in that area.
 
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Talking of hotels I'd arranged an outcall and arrived at the hotel early, checked in and on getting to the room found it stank of smoke. Went to reception to have a moan and was allocated another room. The wg phoned me when she arrived and asked if I'd meet her in the car park so I toddled down to meet her, and promptly took her to the original room I'd rejected and wondered why the hell the keycard wouldn't let me in. Great first impression, not! :dash:
 
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My usual MO is as follows:
  1. Arrive by public transport early
  2. Kill time if necessary by going for a coffee or for a walk if it's nice
  3. If I've never been there before I usually scout out a building beforehand, and then just walk past on the opposite side of the road and disappear off for a while
  4. If I'm waiting for the nod to come up I usually wander a full street or two over, never near the location itself. If there's a bus stop nearby I can maybe stand and wait for a bus. If a bus comes it's no big deal - it could be I'm waiting for a different service number
This is why I like Newcastle centre for the Quayside, or even somewhere like the top of Bensham or Hebburn as it's 5-15mins on the Metro from the centre.

With hotels one girl I see who works primarily from hotels is amazing at directions. I always walk in there with a confidence and a purpose like I've been there ten times before. That gives you a lot of reassurance!

Only time I ever came close to messing up was getting to Heaton on time and forgetting you need to change Metros (can read about it in one of my UKP reviews if you wish :rolleyes:)
 
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My apologies for not including escorts on my original comment. Of course it happens the other way round on outcalls.:dash:

I love the stories, the nightmare ride in the rain for strawberry must have harrowing for a moment.:scare:
 
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My apologies for not including escorts on my original comment. Of course it happens the other way round on outcalls.:dash:

I love the stories, the nightmare ride in the rain for strawberry must have harrowing for a moment.:scare:
There's been a lot of rain up here recently, caused a lot of problems including an elderly man who managed to leave the road, drove into a river and was last seen alive clinging to the roof of his car as he floated through town.:scare::cry:
 
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There's been a lot of rain up here recently, caused a lot of problems including an elderly man who managed to leave the road, drove into a river and was last seen alive clinging to the roof of his car as he floated through town.:scare::cry:

Did you give him negative feedback on AW for being a no show?
 
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