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December 4, 2020
‘You’re close. Turn at that corner,’ she said pointing across the square. ‘Take the first right and then the second left. It’s on the left-hand side of the street. Ask for Maggie and say Tracy sent you.’
To navigate through a strange town with a map is one experience; it is totally different when the only information you have is from random strangers you accost in the street. My journey was far from efficient but this method did reveal a novel human trait – the need to not disappoint overrides logic. Many provided incorrect answers rather than admit they didn’t know.