The courtesy wave.

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  1. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    Is this a lost art? It would seem that here in Calgary it is. Those of us who frequent the Deerfoot know this well. Isn't it just common courtesy to throw up your hand and thank the person who allows you that extra space so you can change lanes?
     
  2. Sokar

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    Courtesy anything is pretty much a lost are here for the most part. People barely stop for red lights nowadays
     
  3. Deathbringer

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    i still do the courtesy wave !
    i agree with what your saying, Sokar.
     
  4. Rodimus Major

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    I still do the courtesy wave too, when someone's courteus. With most drivers out there though, I more often end up having to do the one fingered courtesy wave.
     
  5. Jux

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    In southern Colorado, there are two lane highways between towns, and most of the time the people heading the other direction will wave at you.
     
  6. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Is the courtesy wave the one you do with only one finger? That's the one you save for the assholes that don't know how the gas pedal works, right?
     
  7. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    i hate rude people. fuckers.

    < is aware hes being rude.
     
  8. Razerwire

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    I do it all the time here. It's either do that or get shot at.
     
  9. pscoop

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    I still give one,
     
  10. Spider Striker

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    I don't drive, but when I'm waiting to cross the street and a driver waves me along, I always wave my thanks. :) 
     
  11. Razerwire

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    I have found that WRX owners wave to each other all the time.
     
  12. Phy

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    I still do, in part because no one else in town seems to. Every time some Hummer-driving suburban housewife wedges her land tank in front of me, every time some newly-minted real estate mogul eats up the buffer zone I've tried to leave, I wait for a wave. It never comes. It is literally the least they could do, and it never. freakin. comes.

    So I do the opposite. I wave all the time. I wave if someone's fifty feet back. And I especially wave if I bomb in front before they cut me off. I may be a cutthroat asshole from time to time but by gods I'll be polite about it.
     
  13. Chaos Muffin

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    Usually just say hello/hi to women (or hiyadooin) and nod to the dudes.
    Wassup, or ey, or sup bitch, or SUP Bitch or wuddup

    Gotta keep it respectful. Beetches.
     
  14. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    i do the shoot the gun gesture with the hand and the wink and the smirk with the *chk-chk*

    whadaya call that?
     
  15. Razerwire

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    The "I'm #1" gesture.
     
  16. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    really?! i did not know that o_O 
     
  17. Razerwire

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    Whoops, I read that wrong. The "I'm #1" gesture is the Finger.
     
  18. Mr. Wholesome

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    I just had a run in with my inner evil today. Some dumbass was in the lane next to and a head of me. He must of realized he was in the wrong lane too late, but he cut across both lanes and me so he could sit in the gas station parking lot. I almost hit him and he didn't even wave sorry, so I laid on the horn and waved to him with one finger.

    I always courtsey wave and give the "my-bad" wave when I'm an idiot. Too bad the full time idiots won't do that.
     
  19. murphbri

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    What is the 'my-bad' wave? I could use one of those moves :sly: 

    I was trying to turn left at an intersection when the light suddenly turned red, leaving me blocking the crosswalk. An old man crossing the street had to walk around my car, and he stooped low to give me a reproving look and waggle his pointer finger at me. I felt bad, sheepishly nodded and held my right hand up in a kinda half wave. I didn't know what to do.

    I was afraid he was gonna penny my car :redface2: 
     
  20. MegaPrime33

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    I believe it is the "wink and the gun".

    I always do the courtesy wave when it is called for. And curse out the ones who don't give it to me when I let people through. Assholes.
     

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