Lost Men Waste $3K on Gas, Won't Ask for Directions

Stubborn males drive 276 extra miles per year: study
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2010 2:15 PM CDT
Just ask for help, already.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – The price of stubborn pride: Men waste $3,000 in gas over their lifetimes because they won't ask for directions when lost, a study says. British researchers determined that men drive an average of 276 unnecessary miles per year trying to figure out their destination. A quarter of men said they would wait at least half an hour after realizing they were lost to ask for directions, while 1 in 10 said they would never, ever ask a stranger for help, AOL News reports. (Three in four women had no problem asking for directions at any time.)

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