Well, to be fair, not all women give directions like that. But there seems to be a lot of truth to the fact that men use geographical directions, distances and the general landscape to orient themselves, whereas women tend to use specific points. And even *if* us men use specific points for orientation, we rather use electronic stores, home depot or gas stations. I found this one of the stereotypes that are absolutely true. Very much like the one about men never wanting to ask for the way.
Fortunately, with the advent of GPS, this potential source of stress and argument within relationships has almost disappeared! Although I have to admit that I am one of the few people who doesn’t like GPSs. I actually *enjoy* looking up the way on a map beforehand and then finding my destination the old fashioned way. Every once in a while I get lost, but fortunately I have a very patient and understanding wife.