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      01-10-2019 07:43 PM #1
      It was a long tiring day today. About 5 oclock I realized I needed to go to Costco for some white people stuff. So I got in the truck to go, got on I-90, relaxing music, traffic was moving smoothly, heat turned up and I'm in my comfy coat and slippers. Bad combination. All of a sudden I realized I had overshot my destination by almost 20 minutes. Whoops. Highway Hypnosis is a real thing and it got me. Whack.


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      01-10-2019 07:53 PM #2
      That's nothing.

      I was almost to the Flying J on the east end of Nebraska something like exit 431. I came too just outside of Cheyenne. Listening to my radio make beep sounds, and tapping my foot to it.
      Wearing a disguise, and pretending to be someone else?

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      01-10-2019 08:19 PM #4
      I've missed one exit before because of that..that's really it.
      Though some places just missing one exit can make for a long turnaround.

      The best highway hypnosis type story I've heard of was...

      My brother was a graphic design manager for a design firm in Atlanta.
      This was circa 2000 iirc.
      He had one young female employee that always seemed to have "bad luck".
      There was a holiday extended weekend coming up, and she had planned to go visit her mother in Alabama.
      Long weekend comes and goes.
      The next day at work my brother asked her if she had a good visit with her mother in Alabama.
      She gasps and said she didn't go.
      Brother obviously asked why.
      Well...
      It turns out that she drove for 3 hours to go to Alabama and then realized she was just circling the perimeter of Atlanta.
      At that point she gave up and just went home.

      Totally true story.
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      01-10-2019 08:33 PM #5
      Ohio. It all looks the same.
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      01-10-2019 08:35 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by ChillOutPossum View Post
      About 5 oclock I realized I needed to go to Costco for some white people stuff.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ChillOutPossum View Post
      About 5 oclock I realized I needed to go to Costco for some white people stuff.

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      01-10-2019 08:45 PM #7
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      Where do you go for black people stuff?

      Asking for a friend.
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      01-10-2019 08:49 PM #8
      60 mile mistake.



      It was 1990. I was driving my friend's CRX HF. We left at 8-9:00PM. I was the lead car. my passenger was sleeping, and we were being followed by two high school girls in a Mitsubishi Mirage for a weekend at the beach.

      I started at the circle and headed counter-clockwise. I missed the east exit to Rt 50, and went all. The. Way. Around. My passenger woke up and saw that we were about three exits away from where we started. I realized about 15 minutes earlier, but by the time I figured it out, it was quicker just to keep going.

      The girls just kept following. We never told them.
      Last edited by @McMike; 01-10-2019 at 09:33 PM.

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      01-10-2019 08:49 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      Where do you go for black people stuff?

      Asking for a friend.
      Popey...

      you know, nevermind.
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      01-10-2019 09:52 PM #10
      I've never had anything like that happen to me. Shrugs.
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      01-10-2019 10:10 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      I've never had anything like that happen to me. Shrugs.
      You don’t drink enough before you drive, obviously.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Sold Over Sticker View Post
      You take that fake rich sled back to the toothless masses and rub their stupid meth faces in your success. Do it for me.

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      01-10-2019 10:15 PM #12
      This is part of why I almost always use nav even when I know where I'm going. Google/waze traffic data is the other reason.

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      01-10-2019 10:22 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by The_Real_Stack View Post
      Popey...

      you know, nevermind.
      I’m not supposed to laugh at any of this....


      <looks for Al’s number>

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      01-11-2019 12:46 AM #14
      You didn't end up in the lake. It was a good day.

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      01-11-2019 01:00 AM #15
      I'm going to Costco tomorrow.

      How should I get there?
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      01-11-2019 02:08 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Ohio. It all looks the same.
      I-90/Thruway all looks the same lol.
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      01-11-2019 06:11 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by LT1M21Stingray View Post
      You didn't end up in the lake.
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      01-11-2019 06:19 AM #19
      I've got a better one. Last summer I left the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart around the time everyone leaves from work and was crawling in the rush hour traffic with all of them. I decided to try an alternate route and reconfigured the navigator. An hour and 20km later I found myself arriving at the museum again.

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      01-11-2019 06:43 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by ChillOutPossum View Post
      I needed to go to Costco for some white people stuff
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      01-11-2019 07:49 AM #21
      But OP did you wake up refreshed after your nap?

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      01-11-2019 08:04 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      60 mile mistake.



      It was 1990. I was driving my friend's CRX HF. We left at 8-9:00PM. I was the lead car. my passenger was sleeping, and we were being followed by two high school girls in a Mitsubishi Mirage for a weekend at the beach.

      I started at the circle and headed counter-clockwise. I missed the east exit to Rt 50, and went all. The. Way. Around. My passenger woke up and saw that we were about three exits away from where we started. I realized about 15 minutes earlier, but by the time I figured it out, it was quicker just to keep going.

      The girls just kept following. We never told them.

      I did the exact same thing once in college, trying to get to some phish shows. Except I started from the north. (Was sober at that point in the day so just shut up).
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      01-11-2019 08:05 AM #23
      You wanted to go to Costco at 5pm!? In the middle of rush hour?? Is Cleveland a magical place that has wide open interstates at 5pm? (Even if you're doing a "reverse commute")

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      01-11-2019 08:22 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Spatzle View Post
      That's nothing.

      I was almost to the Flying J on the east end of Nebraska something like exit 431. I came too just outside of Cheyenne. Listening to my radio make beep sounds, and tapping my foot to it.
      Since I’ve actually driven this many times, I’m going to need more details.

      For starters, what car were you driving?
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      01-11-2019 08:38 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      Where do you go for black people stuff?

      Asking for a friend.
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