Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Ordnance survey survey

Last week the Ordnance Survey reported that two thirds of the population admit to regularly getting lost, and 38% pretend to know where they are going even when they have no idea.

The point of all this was so that they could remind us that we tend to rely heavily on out-of-date paper maps.

Although half of us are happy to ask for directions, more than half have given misleading ones. Apparently the most reliable people to ask for directions are men aged over 55 from the north east of England. I fit that demographic exactly, so perhaps I should point out that I regularly get lost myself, before a flood of requests flows in. At least it explains why I hate asking for directions myself.

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