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post #1 of 14
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Last night I'm driving back from my friend's birthday party.

It was 10 o'clock at night and in order for me to get home I had to take Freeway 1 to Freeway 2 to hop onto Highway 3. I'm driving on Freeway 1 and I do NOT remember getting onto Freeway 2 AT ALL. The next thing I knew I was seeing building lights that made me think I got onto the wrong highway As I kept driving (really looking for an exit to turn around) it dawned on me that I was on the correct highway, but lost the last 3-5 minutes

I have no memory of how I got onto that highway or any turns that I made. I was sober too...
post #2 of 14
I had that problem when I was doing an hour commute on the highway (it is an almost straight shot for 60 miles). I would notice exit 3 (40 minutes in the drive) and not remember passing the previous exits. When I had a car accident in a snow storm and could not figure out where I was on the highway, I decided I didn't want to do the drive any more.

It means that you were preoccupied with something.
post #3 of 14
My family woulda never let me drive on no freeway, there is no telling where I coulda ended up at.
post #4 of 14
At my last job there were many days driving too and from work I would realize that I had driven by places and did't remember doing so.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by GailC View Post
At my last job there were many days driving too and from work I would realize that I had driven by places and did't remember doing so.
first job I got is in PA, I am from NJ, which is 2 hr away from my place. sometimes, i got off work and got really tired. I noticed that sometimes I just lost part of my memory during driving
post #6 of 14
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The only thing I can think of is that I had the radio off (I tried calling my sister after leaving and turned down the radio). I didn't reach her and forgot to turn the radio back on.

I think my mind wanders BIG TIME without any sound while driving.
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by lunasmom View Post
Last night I'm driving back from my friend's birthday party.

It was 10 o'clock at night and in order for me to get home I had to take Freeway 1 to Freeway 2 to hop onto Highway 3. I'm driving on Freeway 1 and I do NOT remember getting onto Freeway 2 AT ALL. The next thing I knew I was seeing building lights that made me think I got onto the wrong highway As I kept driving (really looking for an exit to turn around) it dawned on me that I was on the correct highway, but lost the last 3-5 minutes

I have no memory of how I got onto that highway or any turns that I made. I was sober too...

I call that Auto Pilate , if you have driven that many times on that road... your concentration goes slightly because you know the road off by heart..
post #8 of 14
oh no, you were taken by the grays
i guess they just wanted to test your DNA,
how od you feel now? any flash back? does it hurt to sit down? you know they may have used a a a a errr never mind,, does it hurt to sit down?
post #9 of 14
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oh no, you were taken by the grays
i guess they just wanted to test your DNA,
how od you feel now? any flash back? does it hurt to sit down? you know they may have used a a a a errr never mind,, does it hurt to sit down?


You know the sad thing is that the sky was just *so* with the treelines and stuff that I checked my cell phone to see if I had missed a call (despite it sitting right next to me and being on LOUD) or a significant amount of time
post #10 of 14
I have done this too you get home and say WTH how did I get here...It's like Jana said you are preoccupied...my mind never stops
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
oh no, you were taken by the grays
i guess they just wanted to test your DNA,
how od you feel now? any flash back? does it hurt to sit down? you know they may have used a a a a errr never mind,, does it hurt to sit down?
Sheesh! What a great first laugh of the day! Thanks!
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by PinkRhinos4 View Post
I call that Auto Pilate , if you have driven that many times on that road... your concentration goes slightly because you know the road off by heart..
That's what I was thinking. A few years ago, I made it all the way home in my driveway and couldn't remember which way I came home. There were two possibilities. I still think I do this sometimes too.

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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
oh no, you were taken by the grays
i guess they just wanted to test your DNA,
how od you feel now? any flash back? does it hurt to sit down? you know they may have used a a a a errr never mind,, does it hurt to sit down?
post #13 of 14
When I lived in Oklahoma and drove long distances to school and work it happened pretty often, not so much now that I drive just in the city.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highway_hypnosis

Its pretty common!
post #14 of 14
Ummm, yes..Its weird.. You kinda forget how you get somewhere. I have done that before. Its creeepy
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