Why Men Don’t Ask For Directions – True Story !

carA little long time ago I was giving couple of sisters a ride from our university to another in my car followed by another two cars behind me to attend a course. We got a little lost up and wandering precincts in hope of reaching our destination. After everyone was little agitated a sister comes up to me furiously but respectfully asks me, ”Why don’t you ask someone on the street who knows. Look, there is a man standing there, maybe he knows”. I looked at her with deep silence, took a deep breath and did my own thing. Ala kulli haal, we reached because of my most awesome smartest smartphone’s GPS. Before going to the course, this same sister looks at me and says, ”Why do you men don’t listen to us? We could have saved 20 minutes” and gave me that ‘men-are-losers’ look and walked away. From then, I always wondered to why we men cannot ask someone direction even if we are lost. I have been quite deriving theories and finding answers to reply her and this is the best I have got. Here, take a read:

”Being a man, I am unwilling to pull over and ask someone for directions, because this would imply they are somehow cleverer than me. And obviously they’re not, because I’m toasty warm in a car and they’re mooching around on foot – Jermey Clarkson 

So sisters, next time you tell this to your husband/father/brother or any random man who’s giving you a ride, note that this is what is going in his mind. You either keep quite and tell him thank you for the ride and maybe give him a chocolate or drive yourself. 

And if you think we don’t understand you, well, guess what. To us you women are like jenga crosswords puzzle rubix cubes strapped on to terrorists who are screaming at us in completely another language we don’t understand.

Have a nice day!

(Not to be taken seriously, just for fun):D

– Muddassir Masihuddin

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13 Responses to Why Men Don’t Ask For Directions – True Story !

  1. mohnooh April 11, 2014 at 1:13 PM #

    His own story..anyways nice

    • Sana - Editor FFJ April 12, 2014 at 8:10 AM #

      Yup, it is just a true story and kinda fun story with no moral 🙂

  2. ADEGOKE WAHAB December 5, 2013 at 7:31 PM #

    Sara!!! This is not your STUFF, it is too falacious

  3. Ian December 5, 2013 at 4:16 PM #

    It doesn’t apply for all the men, atleast for most of the people I know.

  4. Jawaid Anjum Iqbal December 5, 2013 at 4:06 PM #

    It is quite a childish approach not to ask and consult when lost.A man who gets mature ,gets experience by getting kicks from life and from own foolish approaches.
    you have to work out your plan,Route,Distance,Expected time taken and some Unforeseen.if you start a journey in a happhazard manner,you loose time and you loose confidence in yourself.

  5. jaffar shehabi December 5, 2013 at 12:51 PM #

    In general, asking others for direction or for anything else is a form of humiliation to be avoided whenever and wherever possible.

  6. Vaseem December 5, 2013 at 12:21 PM #

    Well that’s very funny and true… even when I am lost I don’t ask for directions because I think that it makes me feel like I am an idiot.. and if any women travelling with me gets angry on me because I am not asking directions, well, she does looks like a puzzled terrorist..(lol)

  7. Nelosh December 4, 2013 at 4:30 PM #

    This story is neither coherent nor funny, why even publish it? What is the moral here?

    And what is this about terrorists and a language he does not understand? Is this another dig at Arabs or Muslims? Please fear God and watch your language.

    • Sana - Editor FFJ December 4, 2013 at 4:54 PM #

      There is no moral.. It’s just an experience of a brother.. Just a true story.. The brother has also written in the end “Not to be taken seriously, just for fun”. So take it easy 🙂

  8. Ahmed Bello December 4, 2013 at 12:30 PM #

    A man who does not know and will not ask someone who knows can never learn. A man who cannot learn stays ignorant. If the ignorance is due to arrogance, it is worse.

  9. Zafar Iqbal December 4, 2013 at 12:23 PM #

    And since you have ended with a “just for fun”, I don’t know whether to add another majorly popular comment about why men don’t ask for directions!

    I do hope all our viewers are adults; AND would take my comments in that way!!!

    Because men don’t for directions, it takes a million male spermatozoa to fertilise one female egg!

    Please don’t feel offended at this comment! After all it is Allah’s Will, too!!!!!!!!! And how wonderfully He has made us men and women, different!

  10. Zafar Iqbal December 4, 2013 at 12:18 PM #

    Nice one! Mr Masihuddin. Thanks again.

    Though did not understand the bit about the rubix cube! Men can solve a Rubic’s Cube in a few minutes: but cannot understand women even in a few years.

    And what is this about being strapped onto terrorists???

    • The Engineer March 5, 2014 at 10:05 PM #

      I don’t think even Mr. Masihuddin understands what he has written on that point.
      Sara, can you ask him to please respond ?