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Old 05-14-2010, 08:42 AM   #15
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I wonder, sometimes, if the waiving is a "country" thing. You don't think twice about smiling & waiving to the locals (& they waive back) as you drive along a back country road but no one even bothers to look at you in your yard as they drive down your residential street (unless it's one of your neighbors &, even then, sometimes not).

The world would be a much more pleasant place if we all just passed along a smile every now & then.

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The WAVE. I own a few cars that seem to have a following and the WAVE is a part of the driving experience. I have done this while driving the Motor Home with mixed results when traveling down the Interstate I wave to most other RV's if it doesn't interfer with my driving safe. Most people will acknowlege, but some give me a wierd look like whats wrong. Just my way way of saying have a good day.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:44 AM   #16
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It takes so little to wave, or say howdy or do some other small goodness to someone in your day and it can make such a huge difference. It's that random acts of kindness thing and I think we all should practice it. "Howdy neighbor, you look nice today".
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:13 AM   #17
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I try to remember to write a commendation on the restaurant bill in addition to the tip if I get good service. A "Good Job! Thanks!" is just a little more personal than just the money.
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:05 AM   #18
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The WAVE. I own a few cars that seem to have a following and the WAVE is a part of the driving experience. I have done this while driving the Motor Home with mixed results when traveling down the Interstate I wave to most other RV's if it doesn't interfer with my driving safe. Most people will acknowlege, but some give me a wierd look like whats wrong. Just my way way of saying have a good day.
If you ever pass us, I promise we'll be waving too!
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:19 AM   #19
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In 2001, we were driving from Palacios to Port Lavaca in our class c,,,,,and a police car was approaching from the opposite direction.

The officer reached out the window and gave a friendly wave....

Told DW, we were moving to Texas,,,,,and,,,,,We Did!

The only reason folks don't wave in Texas is they have a broken arm.......
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:02 PM   #20
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We do the 'wave' here in Nebraska. Doesn't matter who you meet. Everyone gets one. I usually smile too. My mom told me that a smile doesn't cost anything but a frown just keeps going like an infection. I always try to smile even if I don't feel like it. Saying thank you doesn't cost anything either. Had a gentleman who held a door open for me. I said thank you and he was so surprised that he nearly let go of it before I got through kkd
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:59 PM   #21
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we get the wave here in So Cal, unfortunately it tends to be the one finger type!! And from all ages of people!!

I like to compliment people, as much I like to get compliments!! and I try to on a regular basis. I have to admit, I have slipped lately so thanks for the reminder.

One of my favorites...I was at my sons track meet in Santa Barbara. The woman sitting in front of me had the most beautiful color of silver hair. It just shined in the sunlight. So I told her how much I loved the color of her hair. She told me I made her day! She had finished chemotherapy a several months before and for years had dyed her hair. She decided after letting her hair grow back in, she was going to be proud if it no matter what color, she was just happy to have hair again! I was flabbergasted!! She made my day, by making hers!!
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Well said.
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Nice post Dmiles. Yesterday a guy walked past us and said "Captain, I sure like that ship you're sailing!"

Made my day too....
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