But 911 callers? They have zero grasp of a compass.
DispatcherDame: "What direction on the freeway are you going?"
Caller: "Uh, forward?"
And this happens not every once in a while, but nearly every day. Then it becomes a game of twenty questions. Are you going towards the beach, or away from it? Towards the mountain? Towards Mexico or towards Canada? Did you pass third grade where reading a compass and map was taught?