Do you ask for directions when driving?

@Wizzywig (7860)
August 3, 2008 3:23pm CST
I know its a sort of standing joke that men wont ask for directions but, will you? Or do you just trust your SatNav? I don't have one - I usually check the RAC routefinder, compare it with my map and then work out my own route. If I think I've gone wrong, I stop, look for a road name or sign and then re-check the map. There's no point in me asking anyone because, by the time they've told me a couple of turns, I've forgotten the first bit Will your answers prove or disprove the stereotype??
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@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
3 Aug 08
I have always heard that men will not stop and ask directions,but I will admit if I get lost and I do not know anyone who can tell me where I am I will always stop at the nearest gas station and get directions to where ever I am going because I would rather stop and ask,instead of ending up getting even more lost than I already am, because no one likes to be lost.
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@Wizzywig (7860)
3 Aug 08
Yeah, there's no point driving round in circles or risking getting further away.
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• United States
11 Aug 08
I am glad that you agree with me that there is no point in driving in circles or getting further away from your destination,thanks so much for the best response,have a great day,good luck in your life,and Happy Posting.
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• Singapore
12 Mar 09
I'd rather buy a GPS receiver than ask for directions.
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@Wizzywig (7860)
14 Mar 09
I like to feel I'm in control so would rather read a map than have some voice telling me what to do - even if i took a few wrong turns
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
If somehow i got lost while driving i surely ask directions to somebody i met but unfortunately i don't drive.
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@Wizzywig (7860)
4 Aug 08
I am more likely to ask for direction when walking in town centres because there are often small streets not marked on maps. thank you
@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
3 Aug 08
I actually do stop and ask for directions but in cases where I am completely clueless as to where I am. Within the city, before I go out and drive to a location I'm not familiar with, I just check the map and list down street names and landmarks. I still ask a couple of bystanders and cops where to go if all else fails. But then, if I drive to a remote location like a province, and I had to visit my family/friends inside a village of some sort with lots of turns, I'd just stop and try to ask from stores/public transportation (if any) and even bystanders. I usually have good instincts and most of the time, I get there on my own.
@Wizzywig (7860)
4 Aug 08
I think most of us prefer to be independent but have the sense to admit defeat and ask when necessary.
@babykeka80 (2004)
• United States
3 Aug 08
I have to be really lost or really frustrated to stop and ask for directions. Usually if I get lost I have either not gotten directions or the person has given me wrong directions. I went to pick up a puppy from a lady a few weeks ago and she gave me the most backwoods stupid directions I have ever heard. I finally found a little store and there was a man in there that knew where the road was I was looking for. Like I said though by the time I kept driving around I was so frustrated that I did finally ask someone.
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@Wizzywig (7860)
3 Aug 08
If I'm going somewhere new I ask for the road name and postcode (zip code). If I have an 'A to Z' which covers the area I look for the most direct route. If I had to ask, I'd probably have to ask again if it was more than a couple of turnings.
@Mickie30 (2636)
3 Aug 08
I don't drive so I don't ask directions but, if I did I probably would have to ask directions.
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