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 Post subject: CLEAN>Raising a finger (not middle!) to cars coming towards you
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:38 pm 
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Who else raises a finger or two at every approaching car? Am I a dying breed?
We try to (I do have to remind SO from time to time) and were amazed at home many either waved first, or responded to us on our last trip to the park.

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 Post subject: Re: Raising a finger (not middle!) to cars coming towards you
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Ja we do the finger thing too, considered rude in our car if the driver doesn't.

But my son has taken it one step further. Every car that responds to the wave gets a " middag oom" or a "more tannie" response depending on what gender is driving. Translated means "good afternoon uncle" or "morning aunty"


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Yup, two fingers off the top of the wheel and a lazy facial expression that says 'sup


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 Post subject: Re: Raising a finger (not middle!) to cars coming towards yo
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DavenJan wrote:
I have a 'waving policy' I only wave if the approaching car has it's windows open. My view is that with closed windows you lose half the pleasure of being in the park, no noises, no smells.


I have a similar policy. I don't always wave, but often if the car has windows open and is driving slow I will.


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i also do the "finger wave" but keep a keen look out for Yellow ribbon vehicles then i do a "full" wave

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reg knott wrote:
i also do the "finger wave" but keep a keen look out for Yellow ribbon vehicles then i do a "full" wave


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 Post subject: Re: Raising a finger (not middle!) to cars coming towards yo
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jeffgordon wrote:
When I used to visit the Park as a child, it didn't go unnoticed that whenever an approaching car passed us, the driver of that car and my dad in our car would exchange a wave, nod or raised finger off the top of the steering wheel.

I have kept the tradition alive, but my partner laughs at me for doing it, especially when you get nothing but a blank stare in return (which happens at least half the time!)

Who else raises a finger or two at every approaching car? Am I a dying breed?

Hi there I was also raised like that, but sadly I see that this is fading very fast..... so sad !!!!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Raising a finger (not middle!) to cars coming towards yo
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It's hereditary I think. I caught the bug from my dad and it's still strong in our family. But I agree that it seems to be dying out slowly amongst the new generations. :doh:

I remember we also used to flash our lights at oncoming caravanners. I don't have a van anymore so I'm not sure if this is also carrying on. :hmz:

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Well done Free Staters 8) :thumbs_up: And I always thought the Gautengers are most friendly. I sometimes struggle to get even a little finger raised from those with CA number plates :hmz:

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My son and I do it all the time whether we get a response or not. At least we have done our little friendly thing for the day.

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Who else raises a finger or two at every approaching car? Am I a dying breed?[/quote]

Honestly Jeff I commented on this very thing yesterday to my mother, we greeted a few cars the one even gave us a death glare while driving by honestly I was horrified one can't think that at a time whether you knew someone or didn't within the boundry of the Kruger Park you felt like everyone was your friend or family, some of the people coming in their now are lifeless its HORRIBLE!!!!!

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Jax always finds it very amusing that when I find a "non-responder" to my raised finger, I put that finger down and raise a different one (after they've passed) :wink:

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