The other night, my wife and I decided to have pizza for dinner, and since I was involved in something I couldn't stop, she agreed to go pick up the
pizza. (We live in the country, and delivery isn't an option.:mad
Anyway, she left, and I continued to work. I looked up a little later and noticed that she was running later than she should have. I was concerned,
but she arrived home about 10 minutes later, safe and sound. She told me had ended up about 5 miles past our house. I assumed she had her head in
the clouds and had just driven past our house without noticing. The next day, she told me what really happened.
We live on a well traveled highway that intersects with a north-south interstate. We live about two miles south of that intersection. She said that
once she passed the intersection, she couldn't see familiar landmarks. In fact, she said that she couldn't see ANYTHING on either side of the road.
Even though it was dark, she should have been able to see the houses. Most of them are well lit. I have to mention here that we live next door to
an RV park, and they have a really bright sign, which my wife said she didn't see.
It was only after she had gone about 2 miles past our home that she realized she was "lost." That was when she saw the one curve in the highway.
At that point she realized she was "lost." She became frightened, and would not pull off the road to try and contact me, because of her fear.
About a mile past the curve, she recognized a turnoff, turned around and came back, driving very slowly and looking for landmarks. On her way back,
everything was where it was supposed to be.
She swears she was concentrating when she came home from the pizza parlor, because she had some diminished vision at night, and she insist(to me) that
she couldn't see anything on either side of the road, in spite of the fact that it was clear night, no rain, no fog, and certainly no snow(LOL).
I'm just curious what others on board might think of this.