Waiving (saying "hi") to a stranger

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Old 08-02-06, 10:07 AM
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Waiving (saying "hi") to a stranger

Have you ever waived to a stranger (unknowingly)??!!!

I've done it a couple times but this morning...

I was driving to work and thought I saw my brother's car right next to me (you know how people sometimes pull up next to your car b/c they're looking at you or trying to get your attention?). So, I turned my head, saw my bro's car and waived. Mind you, I could not see very clearly being it's overcast (ha ha ha..) and the windows to that car was tinted. I took another look 30 seconds later, noticed the window was rolled down and it was NOT him. So the guy in the car looked at me and smiled and waived like as if I was trying to get his attention or something!! YIKES!!!!

Of course...I sped off in a hurry.
 
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Old 08-02-06, 12:24 PM
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Well, I thought maybe you were coming on to me........
 
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In rural areas it is common courtesy to wave ["speak"] to uncoming traffic, in fact some old timers take offense if someone doesn't wave when they drive by. Of course there isn't a whole lot that rural and big city have in common
 
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Idiot drivers; there's just more of them in the city.
 
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Old 08-02-06, 12:47 PM
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Well, I thought maybe you were coming on to me........
Nah...only if I needed a free tow.
 
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Very true about the "out-in-the-boonies" wave....everyone just does it.

I wave at people...not an agressive "shake my hand like I just discovered I have a hand" wave... more of a just "raise my hand half way show-em-my-palm" type of wave.

I think too many people just don't care anymore of people around them. A lot of people don't even know their neighbors after 20 years of living by them. IT'S OK TO SAY HI TO PEOPLE
 
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Not around here. You waive, you want something or you're implying something...unless...that's just the way I'm taking it!

Although...I do see when the motorcyclists notice cars move slightly over to let them through,they throw their hand up to say thanks or some type of acknowledgment of 2 fingers up (peace)...which is cool. Although, I would move over to let them through and I get nothing in return . It's kinda funny.

A lot of times people in cars don't even notice the motorcyclists and don't let them through and then the motorcyclists get upset or mad and give them the 1 finger ordeal or turn their head and do that "mad dog" look. I laugh everytime.
 
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I'm in a rural area and yes, a lot of people wave at oncoming traffic. Usually it's just the raise one finger wave (the INDEX finger, that is). You don't really do it in town, but outside the city limits you do. Especially if the oncoming person is driving a pickup truck, you can expect the "finger". Not the same finger you get in city traffic, though.

Out where my wife is from, in central Nebraska (boonies) literally EVERYONE in a pickup truck will wave at you. Especially if you're driving a pickup. It's a nice courtesy. Even farmers working in their fields will wave. Guess they don't see that many cars out there. LOL I usually only wave when I'm wearing my cowboy hat and I'm on my way to her folk's house.
 
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S,O,P with motorcyclists - except for the crotch rockets.
 
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Waiving (saying "hi") to a stranger

I found out very quickly that you had to wave at other Corvette owners.- I did not wave and meet the other guy at a show a couple of hours later.

Its kind of a good feeling.

Dick
 
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Originally Posted by goldstar
S,O,P with motorcyclists - except for the crotch rockets.

What is SOP?
 
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Standard Operating Procedure; generally a miltary term.
 
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Old 08-03-06, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by the_tow_guy
Standard Operating Procedure; generally a miltary term.
..........or a bureaucratic term. Our telephone company lived and died by SOPs until the 90's.

In the rurals here, you should be waving on any unpaved road.
 
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Old 08-03-06, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by goldstar
S,O,P with motorcyclists - except for the crotch rockets.
When I was a motorcycle-riding teenager (Hondas & Yamahas and pre-crotch rocket era) we always waved to one another. Except it was a waste of time to wave at anybody on a Harley; they never, and I mean NEVER waved back.
 
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Originally Posted by goldstar
S,O,P with motorcyclists - except for the crotch rockets.
I hate those people on crotch rockets. They rocket past you doing a wheely at 200 MPH.Then cut in front of you Everytime I see one I hope the guy wipes outs or slams into another car.They have no regards for there own life.Sorry but thats how I feel.
 
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I guess it's hard to wave when you are doing wheelies in rush hour traffic. I think crotch rockets were invented to help the organ donor program.
It's bad to wave at HD riders. They think that you are pointing at something that fell off their bike. They turn to look - and splat. Just kidding guys. HD's have come a long way in recent years.
 
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Originally Posted by goldstar
I think crotch rockets were invented to help the organ donor program.
Helped along by removing helmet laws.
 
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