View Full Version : Wrong way on street!

June 7th, 2013, 03:00 AM
I was in a city that I wasn't familiar with and was coming out of a parking lot. I wanted to turn left but everything I saw was turning right. I spotted a couple cars leaving the parking lot and thought that they had found a left turn exit.
WRONG!!! I turned left and found myself going in the wrong direction on a 3 lane road and no place to escape my problem so I pulled to the side of an island and stopped. :icon_mooooh: There was one car coming at me and was able to go around and another car behind that stopped for me. It was a police car! :0 He turned on his blue and red lights gave me distance to turn around, which I did. I figured that a ticket was in order, so I pulled to the side of the road (going the correct direction) waiting for him to follow me. When I looked for him he was driving by and waved at me with a big smile on his face that looked a lot like a laugh. :icon_hi:
(Thant you Lord!)

June 7th, 2013, 03:30 AM
My husband had a job where he would travel a lot. Sometimes I would go meet him if I had time off work. About 15 years ago, he was back in Baltimore teaching a class and I happened to have vacation, so I joined him for two weeks. While he would be working, I'd go sightseeing. One day I drove up into the Hershey, Pennsylvania area. I had been there before and loved the area.

Driving back to Baltimore, I lost my bearings. All I know is I ended up in the projects and needless to say, I was scared to death! The only saving grace was it was daylight (well, maybe if it had been dark it wouldn't have been so bad because then I would not have known where I was!). I pulled into the center lane of a wide one way street and at a signal, noticed a police car next to me. I motioned for him to roll down the window, which he did. I went on to tell him I was a lost dispatcher from Tacoma, Washington and the name of our hotel and could he please give me directions. He at first wanted to know what I was doing in the projects, and once I told him, he said follow me, don't stop for lights....and away we went!!!! My own private police escort through Baltimore!

We got to a 'T' in the road and he motioned for me to turn right and he went left. My hotel was right around the corner. To this day I wish I had his name so I could have thanked him, but I never saw what it was.

I know just how you feel....it's nice to be rescued. :)

June 7th, 2013, 04:09 AM
Scary! How easy it can happen, too.

June 7th, 2013, 05:08 AM
Driving in North Philadelphia, on my way to Temple University where I was starting school, I ran a stop sign right in front of a cop. If you know anything about North Philly you know it's a place where you don't want to be unless you have to be there. He let me go after I explained why Mom and I were in the area. It wasn't a rescue but I sure was grateful to that young man for having a heart.

I was walking to my friends' house after getting off the train in East Falls (Philadelphia) and I walked in the wrong direction. I quickly realized I was lost in a very undesirable area of Philly. With my knees shaking and praying that I would quickly figure my way out of the area, this angel appeared. My little angel was probably 11 or so. I asked her if she knew how to get where I was headed. She walked me out of danger.

I really do believe there are angels on this earth, and I certainly know the devil walks our earth as well. I've been very fortunate to avoid the devil's dirty work having been rescued by an angel now and then.

Sew Perfect
June 7th, 2013, 05:19 AM
Coleen, I am so happy that you got turned around properly. I bet that police officer had a great story to tell his friends and family when he went home. However, I know that you were scared and the Lord was certainly watching out for you that very moment!

Sandy Navas
June 7th, 2013, 12:17 PM
Not about being lost or going the wrong way but these stories remind me of something - and you know I always have to chime in.

I had a dear friend in So. California who was a highway patrol officer. He was telling about an incident on a busy freeway - seems he witnessed this little VW stop and back up in heavy traffic, then stop and the driver got out, picked up something and got back in the car and proceeded. Curious, he pulled the driver over. "What was going on back there?" And the driver told him "I was changing my baby's poopy diaper and since I only had one I was shaking it out the window when I dropped it . . . "

Changing a diaper while driving on the freeway - YUP!!

Tanya D
June 7th, 2013, 12:53 PM
It's a very unnerving feeling when you are lost or turned around in an unfamiliar city. I'm glad the police officer showed up right when you needed him and helped you out.

That's a funny story about the projects in Baltimore. My son was in Baltimore in November playing in a lacrosse tournament. We didn't go with him but we received an email from his coach every night telling us how the day had gone and where they were playing next. I love Google Earth so whenever the coach would tell us where they were going, I would look it up on Google Earth and check it out. Well, they played at the stadium at Loyola University so I looked at it and then started looking at the area around it. I saw a blue roof so I zoomed in to see what it was. It was a house covered in a tarp. So I clicked on street view and oh my, the neighbourhood was a dilapidated mess. And there were people standing on the corner and sitting on their porches. A couple of them were covering their faces with their shirts. It was very sketchy looking and NOT very far from where Eric was playing. I would not want to get lost or turned around in some of the seedy areas of big cities.