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Getting around can be easy with the right type of directions. 
Apr. 20, 2012 10:05 am 
Updated: Apr. 22, 2012 1:54 pm

In my opinion when men drive to a destination they use things like street names, highway numbers, mileage, things like that. A guy giving a guy directions.

Guy#1=How do I get to the UC Clinic?

Guy#2=Ok, you’re on GB so go down about ¼ mile and turn right on 50, down about 1 mile past 75th, turn left, big building on the right.

Well, I had to use my cell phone to call a doctors office to see how to get there. I had never been to this place before and I was lost and it was raining. Here is our conversation, as best as I can remember.


Her=This is United Care Clinic, how may I help you?

Me=I have an appointment there but I seem to be lost. I’ve never been there before. Could you give me directions?

Her=Sure, where are you?

Me=On Green Bay Road.

Her=OH, yea, I can help you. Are you by any sign posts?

Me=No, I just passed the “Hu Hot” restaurant though.

Her=Yes, I’ve heard that is a good restaurant if you like spicy food.

Me=Yes it is spicy I went there for my BIL birthday dinner. Knocked my socks off with the heat!

Her=I’ve got to try that place soon. OK, so you’ve passed the “Hu Hot” and you should be near the lights and you should see the new Walgreens on the corner.

Me=Yes, there it is to the left. Did we really need another Walgreens, there are so many already?

Her=I totally agree. OK, don’t go that way, go to the right past the new little pond on the corner.

Me=Oh, yes, it is cute isn’t it.

Her=Yes, I’ve been watching as they completed it. So nice.

Me=OK, I’ve turned right.

Her=Good, now get in the left lane, not the far left though because that takes you into the shopping center. Just the middle left.

Me=Ok, I’m in the lane now. I’ll have to stop and do some shopping after my appointment.

Her= Yes, try the new spice shop, it is great. Now go down, 1,,2,,no, 3 lights, then get in the far left lane and turn left and you’ll see our building. It is the tall brown one on the right. Go into main door, the one with the flowers outside, not the plain one to the side. Elevators are to the left. Take the far left one, it is faster. Go to 2nd floor, take a left out past the big glass window on the side that has the Palm Tree and keep to your right around a maze and there we are!

Me=Thanks much, I’ll be right there.

Her=No problem, we’re not going anywhere. You should stop in the gift shop they have so many cute things. See you soon.

Me= I will stop by the shop on my way out. Bye.


Now, can any of you imagine a man having a conversation like this? I mean, really. Isn’t this a much nicer way of getting information about someplace? BTW, the new Dr. is very nice. I think her and I are going to get along fine. I know the girl in the office and I already get along!


Apr. 20, 2012 10:17 am
Your observations are very true. Women's brains work different than men's and we navigate by landmarks. I have a sister who has lived in Ensenada, Mexico for nearly 30 years. Watch out if you ever ask for directions in Mexico. Even if the person you ask has no idea where the place you are asking about is, they will smile and act confident and totally make up directions! They want to be helpful - so much so that they don't want to disappoint you by telling you that they can't help. I love people!!
Apr. 20, 2012 10:27 am
Love this blog! You gave me my laugh for the day!
Apr. 20, 2012 10:30 am
You are absolutely correct, ibbz! I know my wife very well but I get lost every time I try to follow her road plan to anywhere. Especially that place that's just around the corner but across the street from that place that isn't there anymore!
Apr. 20, 2012 10:33 am
When we got lost in Milwaukee recently he asked like,,I think 5 different guys and we still were lost and found the place by mistake! Don't you just love people who try to help but are just as clueless as you are at that moment. Paula, a laugh a day keeps the blues away! :)
Apr. 20, 2012 10:35 am
Now Mike if you were a woman you would have known exactly where she meant. Don't you just love us;)
Apr. 20, 2012 10:49 am
Janet I think the first 3 words of your second sentence tells it all.
Apr. 20, 2012 11:10 am
Hahahahahaha, that is hilarious!
Apr. 20, 2012 11:20 am
That must be why "Siri" is a woman...
Apr. 20, 2012 11:38 am
You've helped me understand why I see so many women talking incessantly on their cell phones when driving. I luv it though since I own several telecommunication stocks.
Apr. 20, 2012 11:56 am
My husband and I fight about directions all the time, lol. He claims I will not stop and ask for directions for any reason. HE is the one who wont ask... I will ask nowadays. He is referring to a trip 20 something years ago trying to get his grandmother home. I was driving, have no idea where we;re going and asked him to go in the store to ask directions since he was semi familiar with where we were going. He said I should be the one, because I was driving. Now, how the heck was I gonna ask directions if I dont know where we were going? Silly men, lol.....
Apr. 20, 2012 12:31 pm
Hilarious!! Great story!! :D
Apr. 20, 2012 1:45 pm
I not only need directions like that, but I have to know what I will have passed if I miss the place I'm supposed to be looking for! It's very easy for me to miss what I'm trying to find!
Apr. 20, 2012 1:51 pm
In general I agree with you, but I once worked for a man who gave directions by restaurants, no matter how far away you were going He also gave (a usually accurate) critique of each. Needless to say, he loved food.
Apr. 20, 2012 2:00 pm
I'm glad to see that I am not alone in not being embarassed to ask for directions. BTW, I am going tomorrow and getting a new phone with built in GPS! Yes, no more asking directions, a nice voice will tell me where to go now instead of my husband. He keeps telling me to go somewhere very warm even when I am just trying to find a rummage sale.?
Apr. 20, 2012 2:02 pm
Oh, we did do the restaurant thing first. The "Hu Hot" was first thing in sight. Love my food too.
Apr. 20, 2012 2:06 pm
JNB, honestly 20 years is nothing. My hubby remember selectively every car he has ever owned, everything about them, where he bought them, everything. He can't remember that every Mon. is garbage night. Every monday night for over 20 years and I still have to remind him. I like to wait just before bedtime, when he is nice and relaxed, has taken off his shoes and looks like he is about to fall asleep in the chair.
Apr. 20, 2012 2:10 pm
Yes Doug, she is "Serious" about getting you there.
Apr. 20, 2012 6:31 pm
I can't stop laughing!!!!! Those directions make perfect sense to me! Probably because they're the kind I give that drive hubby
Apr. 22, 2012 1:36 pm
Thanks for the laugh. My DH confuses left and right so I never take directions from him unless I ask "my left or your left?" He then raises his left hand and forms an L with his thumb and index finger and says "your right." :-o
Apr. 22, 2012 1:54 pm
Wow, I thought I had a "directionally challenged" hubby. You got me beat!
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