How Not to Get Asked for Directions in NYC

I hate getting asked for directions...this is how I avoid it while living in NYC
  1. Wear headphones
    Even if there is nothing playing...just their presence is enough.
  2. Carry a dslr camera
    This leads people to believe you are a tourist.
  3. Mess up when swiping a metro card
    You had to reswipe? No one trusts your directions.
  4. DO NOT BE WALKING A DOG
    No matter what you do. No matter how many tactics you activate. When you are walking a dog everyone knows you're local. You, my friend, are screwed.