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 Post subject: Re: Raising a finger (not middle!) to cars coming towards yo
Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:02 pm 
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I also saw my dad doing it and kept it going .
We noticed that in the north almost every car waves or rises a finger.But the south (Tshokwane and lower) it is not as common.


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Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:52 pm 
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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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My father has been doing this since I can remember. Me (now 28) also do it every time I an oncoming vehicle. I believe it is just good manners. But yes,,,,, you get some funny looks. :big_eyes:


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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


:D :D :D :D :D

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Yup, it's one of the many traditions that I inherited from my father. Can't help greeting passing visitors, and (ashamedly) get rather irritated when I get no response, but it's such a pleasure when someone greets you first. :D

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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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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


:D :D :D :D :D

:clap: :clap: :clap: me too!

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theuns&amanda wrote:
but sadly I see that this is fading very fast..... so sad


Hopefully this Kruger custom will continue in the future as Kruger is a place where people should take it slow and be friendly towards each other :thumbs_up:

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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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It is good to greet :yaya: your fellow friendly Kruger drivers and visitors in Kruger who:

• Do not drive and worm themselves in front of you when there is an interesting sighting
• Show you the good sightings that they see
• Are clearly interested in the nature and their surroundings
• Do not S-P-E-E-D
Share the road with others

I hope they - the 8) :) ones will get more and more and the :eviltreath: :evil: less aand less on the Kruger roads.

Many happy Kruger greetings to all :D

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JohanEngels wrote:
My father has been doing this since I can remember. Me (now 28) also do it every time I an oncoming vehicle. I believe it is just good manners. But yes,,,,, you get some funny looks. :big_eyes:



I couldn't agree with you more Johan, been doing since I've been driving in the park. We're a community and should all take the time to saw howzit!

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Just come back from a weekend in the Kruger. Greeted plenty people driving by. Very little in return, but that is just their problem if they don't want to greet. I also take note of the car registration and check the reaction to a wave , after this weekend , I can safely say that FS (Free State) people are the most likely to greet back :clap: :clap: . And the worst----------Try it for yourselves :hmz:
Well done all of you from the Free State :thumbs_up:
and no, I am not from the Free State

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Isinkwe now you know why I'm so friendly, I'm from the FS :lol:

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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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