Monday, July 18, 2011

The Wave.

Let me tell you about The (friendly, two-finger) Wave.

I'm talking about the old-fashioned "country hello" that drivers on the road give one another. 
Nothing brightens my day like a friendly wave on the road from a stranger.

It's silly really, but if you've ever received The Wave then you know the instant sense of community and friendship you get from this. Maybe it's powerful for me because it's new?

Where I come from people don't wave...and if they do it's with their middle finger.

Do they "wave" where you live?

If they don't - try it!

You never know, you might just brighten someone's day.


texwisgirl said...

i love that too. especially when i'm in my silly little car and someone in a pickup gives me the wave. :)

Farmchick said...

People around here call it, "speaking". did he speak to you? I love it.

Renegades said...

I grew up in waving country and love it. It's still good to go home and have everyone wave at ya.

Jenny Glen said...

Ooo and doesn't it make you mad when you do the wave and it isn't returned?

City Life to Ranching Wife said...

@Texwisgirl - Yes! Those cowboys in their pickup trucks can see this city girl coming from a mile away!

@Farmchick - speaking? Really? That is interesting! I'm going to try and call it that and see if anyone takes to it!

@Renegades - I have yet to try it during one of my visits back home. I'm scurred!

@Jenny Glen - It DOES! I get so upset and tend to take it personal. :/

jozen said...

people don't wave but they do wave in "thanks"'if you let them cut in front of you while driving. is that the same? lol

ps. shipped your camera out a few days ago! you should get it soon :)

stephmb said...

I remember seeing that when I would go out to visit my grandparent's farm growing up. I always thought it was such a nice thing to do...just a little wave to a stranger (or maybe someone you know).
I missed it for many years, living in the Denver area, but I am happily saying "hello" to people all the time here in Strasburg. :)

Ms. ~K said...

We use the pointer finger wave around here....I love it!!!
Thank God I'm a Country Girl!

Nicole said...

works round here :)

Brittany said...

I'm loving this post.
Good Ole KY people LOVE the wave. Infact, Brad gets upset if someone doesn't wave back! haha

gin said...

Where I come from we have the wave too, but now where I live currently! When I try it, no one waves

Lindsay @ Aisle to Aloha said...

LOVE this! In Hawaii, we have the "shaka" or the hang ten gesture, as some know it. It's used in place of the wave, I guess... actually it's kind of a replacement for the thumbs up. Anyway, the two-finger wave would make me happy too. :)

Crystal Cattle said...

I am used to this as well since I grew up in the country. Everyone waves at everyone else regardless if you know them or not. Adds a smile to my face too.