Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Lost Boys

I heard on the radio that every year about a million working hours are lost because all over the country, male drivers who can't find their way are too proud to ask for directions. They said the average time wasted by a man before he rolls down his window and asks is twenty minutes. And that's if he's got a women sitting next to him, nagging. Driving around alone, the average man might easily waste thirty to forty minutes going round in circles and retracing his turns.
In here you never ask directions of another inmate. It's considered a sign of effeminacy and an invitation to sexual advances. In the beginning many men even carry a map with them, so as to avoid getting lost in the prison's endless maze of corridors.

5 Comments:

Blogger Name withheld to protect the guilty said...

This may explain why so many ambulance services are trying to equip their units with GPS navigation...it's triply embarassing when an ambulance has to pull over to ask directions.

Fortunately, I've never had to do that while running lights & sirens. :)

11:31 PM  
Blogger Earl Jackson said...

You have a McDonald's very near to your station, then?

7:03 AM  
Anonymous Vapid said...

where do the new guys get their maps?

11:57 AM  
Blogger Earl Jackson said...

They draw them, Vapid, on pieces of wastepaper

2:41 PM  
Blogger Name withheld to protect the guilty said...

"You have a McDonald's very near to your station, then?"

lol. Yes, that way we can get our directions, then flip on the lights and siren, so I can maintain the illusion.

8:37 PM  

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