Sunday, March 19, 2006

Men Waste 6 Million Hours a Year...

...driving around when they are lost.

"MALE drivers waste nearly six million hours a year through their reluctance to admit they are lost on the road.

British men who have got their directions askew wait an average of 20 minutes before giving up and asking for directions, according to a survey from RAC Direct Insurance.

In contrast, lost women drivers only wait ten minutes before seeking assistance.

Men even endure a "nagging period" of about ten minutes from their partner before throwing in the towel and stopping to ask the way." (source)

I have never understood how asking for directions is emasculating... Emasculating is: The later we arrive at an event, the more people we tell that you got lost (the story becoming more animated each time it is told of course). If you asked for directions and we arrived on time, no one would ever know about it but the person you asked.. whom you will most likely never see again.

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