We nag because we care

This just in: Men don't like to stop to ask for directions. At least, that's what the Royal Automobile Club Direct Insurance company says. British men waste 6 million hours lost on the road.

Men even endure a "nagging period" of around 10 minutes from their partner before throwing in the towel and stopping to ask the way, the poll showed.

Based on responses from 2,000 adults, the survey also revealed:

--Some 64 percent of couples admitted to having arguments over getting lost on the road.

RAC Direct Insurance product manager Craig Martin said awareness of the problem could improve driving standards.

Maybe it's because they drive on the wrong side of the road.

Posted by Portia at March 14, 2006 09:01 PM | TrackBack

I try not to think of it as "lost" but as an OFD:

Opportunity For Discovery.

["nagging period"? Whew, that's a loaded term. Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent at this juncture.]

Posted by: MarcV at March 15, 2006 10:51 AM

I'm a guy and I like to get to where I'm going as quickly as I can, sometimes at the expense of some speed limits and the occasional small animal. If I don't know where I am I stop and ask directions at the first opportunity. I'd rather admit to a total stranger that I've lost my way than explain to my friends at my eventual destination why I'm an hour and a half late - and why foliage is sticking out from underneath my car.

Posted by: Night Writer at March 15, 2006 02:40 PM