Once working by junction 16 of the M6 by a hotel in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Staffordshire.
A car pulls up and asks for some directions.
Excuse me pal, said the driver… Can you tell me how to get to Durham?
He points to a road map (this is before satnavs) I must be some ware here, he points at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
I leaf back several pages of the AA road atlas and point out his error.
He turns to what I presume was his 8ish year old daughter and shouts at her…
That’s the last time I let you map read! and promptly drives away!
I never did find out if they made it.