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Monday May 24, 2004
08:21 AM

Sense of Orientation

[ #18914 ]

Last year, while talking with Leon Brocard, he told me he felt he had good sense of orientation because of games... I disagreed, since I had also played games for a very long time and I would get lost quite easily... or so I thought!!

Last weekend I was in this contest in which 96 pairs fought, among other things, to reach a given point in the city (not even knowing where we were at first). So, after being first two out of three times, I must conclude I have good sense of orientation (at least I always know which way is north :-) ).

So what made me think I had bad sense of orientation after all? Well, after giving it some thought, it seems I just tend to follow directions too strictly... If someone says "take the second on the right", I will go through the second minor thing I fit in (1) :-) And that's why I have trouble finding places :-)

This means you always have to give me strict directions or very few directions and let me find things out myself :-)

So, Leon... you might be right... maybe it's all the Quakes and Dooms and stuff :-)

jac

(1) - This could be taken as a result of trying to find secret areas ;-)

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