My light switch located beside my backdoor has three switches responsible for turning on lights at various spots inside and outside my house. When letting my dogs outside I have been trained to switch up the switch on the left in order turn on my outside lights. However, visitors to my house would believe it would be the light switch on the right to turn on the outside lights. Therefore, the mapping is flawed because people would logically and naturally believe that the switch on left turns on the outside light since it is closer to that light source.
I know that many people have this same problem in there own homes as well and it shouldn’t be anymore. I don’t really know who to blame for this issue. The building contractor? The electrician? The home builders? Maybe all of them. Whoever is to blame, it needs to be fixed.