Directions #FridayFotoFiction

‘Turn left,’ she said.

He ignored her and went straight ahead.

‘No prooooblem.  Take the left after the next signal,’ she said again.  ‘Sam.  I lived here.  I know the route to the theater.  Why don’t you listen?’

‘Nah.. this is the right road.  We will get there on time,’ he said and revved up the car engine.

‘Here.  Put this App on,  it will tell you the directions if you don’t want to listen to me.  I don’t want to get lost or miss the movie.’

‘We are not lost.  And I hate that lady telling me ‘turn left’ ‘turn right’,  she doesn’t even say please. Feminists,’  he shook his head.

She sat resigned and observed Sam from the corner of her eye.

This was the fourth time in as many weeks that he did this.  And they always missed the movie.   Next time,  she will drive.   She decided.


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16 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi Lata! I liked the gender stereotypes kick into play here. Good one! 🙂 Keep penning! Cheers

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  2. Lavanya says:

    That’s such a typical guy thing. Nicely done

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  3. Tina Basu says:

    hahhaa.. thats so cute. All men are same I guess. Thanks for linking up with #FridayFotoFiction.

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  4. Meha says:

    This was such a fun take on the prompt. Loved it!

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  5. Men will be men… isnt this the story of every other household. Such a peppy take on the prompt Lata!

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  6. Monika says:

    अरे वाह बहुत अच्छा लिखा आपने, सच मे सभी आदमी ऐसा ही करते हैं ….😆😆😆.

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  7. Now that was interesting wanting the automated voice to say please because she is a woman. I really liked how you made the point in the most subtle way. 🙂

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  8. rashi mital says:

    haha. Men! The world can be upside down, but these men will never, ever ask for directions. pata nahi kya insult ho jaegi. Happened to me and now I have stopped giving directions to my husband. We’ve made a pact. I won’t direct him when he drives and he wouldn’t when m at the steering. 🙂 Nice take.

    P.S- I too hate being late to movies.

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  9. Lol! I loved the fun way in which you narrated something that happens often! Tongue in cheek!
    Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

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  10. Akshata says:

    Thats a good decision she took, men are often too proud to ask for directions and that feminist jibe was indeed offensive on his part

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  11. BellyBytes says:

    Aren’t all men like that? And you have two young men whom you can train to follow their wives if not their GPS 😉 . I once kept quiet while driving to Pune and my husband landed on the wrong road to GOA. When he asked why, I told him that he had requested no back seat driving.
    Thanks for this story…..

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    1. lataadmin says:

      Haha my God Sunita. So it happened 😂😂. I am good with roads and map readings. But hubby dear will not listen and also will not ask for directions.

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  12. Kala Ravi says:

    This sounds sooo familiar! Every time we go out, we have this argument over directions and routes and of course GPS!

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    1. lataadmin says:

      What do you do then Kala? Take over the driver’s seat?

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  13. Obsessivemom says:

    Men, I tell you! They’re all the same.

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    1. lataadmin says:

      Yeah..they don’t realise their inherent chauvinism

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