I have friends and family members who panic when they miss a turn on road trips. They will go out their way to avoid getting lost, even causing near accidents if they miss an exit. When I ask “why?” I don’t get straight answers. I get answers such as “well, we don’t know what we might get ourselves into” or “we don’t want to come into contact with the wrong type of people”…or my favorite “I don’t want find ourselves in some dueling bangos type of situation!!”.
Most of these folks have cell phones, maps, and gps…so the world won’t end if they get lost. Am I missing something? Or is this just old-fashioned prejudice about the country?