It turns out he could and it might actually do him some good. Men die about five years earlier than women on average. Speculation is this early die off symptom is related to the ‘y’ chromosome’s genetic predisposition of not asking for directions.

Men are less likely than women to get recommended care or follow preventative advice. Men can tell you where to buy a barbaque grill easier than they can tell you where they go for medical care.

According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, nineteen percent of men eat five or more fruits and vegetables each day compared to twenty nine percent of women; twenty nine percent of men are not overweight compared to forty five percent of women; and seventy seven percent don’t smoke compared to eighty one percent of women. No wonder women live five years longer. They get directions.

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