If you've never driven in Salt Lake City then you have no idea how confusing the numbering scheme of the roads is. I learned today, when I got lost twice in both directions in the midst of a driving rain storm. I should have remembered this from some Southern Idaho towns I've also been lost in, but in Salt Lake City all the roads emanate from, and are numbered according to, the Temple in the center of town. But the trouble begins if you don't start from the Temple (which I didn't), and you're thrust into a complicated morass of streets with very long numbers and addresses like: 3900 West 5400 South. It took me more than a few tries in my childhood to remember which streets and avenues went north and which went south on the island of Manhattan, and apparently my directional synapses haven 't matured at all since then.
Complicating all this is when you ask a local for directions, and they turn you around and direct you to "5th". And you drive away, not finding 5th in multiple back and forths, and stop again elsewhere (now late for your meeting). Then someone tells you that "5th" is short-hand for "500 Street", a fact that no one bothered to tell me earlier when directions were given. Arrrgh!
More business meetings tomorrow, and since Yahoo Maps failed me this morning with an errantly named street in the middle of the rest of my complete befuddlement, I may go pre-drive my meeting at 5:30 am.