Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Wave

So I think I can safely say we've all done this:  You're driving along nicely in your car and you realize you're not in the lane of traffic you need to be and you want to move over.  Some kind soul lets you in and you do this:

The courtesy wave.  "Thanks so much for letting me in, I really appreciate it."  I for one, feel like a fool when I do this, but I do it anyway.  If at least just to acknowledge the fact that this person didn't have to let me in and they did.  But some people take this way too far.  I was in traffic the other day and I witnessed this man, with his windows open and he was clearly not in the right lane.  Because his lane was ending.  And he sticks his arm out the window, waves at the car behind him and then just moves over.  Coming within an inch of hitting the person's car.  He didn't even wait for the person to let him in, he just straight up cut him off.  Does waving absolve him of his sins?  I'm inclined to think not.  This guy is just a tool.  Waving doesn't give you the right to just cut people off because you didn't pay attention to the traffic signs!!  How lame.

On another completely unrelated thought,  I played the piano for an hour and a half today.  I have really missed playing the piano so this was really enjoyable to me.  But I realized that my wrists and fingers are sore.  I haven't played the piano in so long that I'm actually sore from doing it!  I didn't even remember you could get sore!  Maybe that's why I was playing so terribly haha, I'm out of practice!!


CeCe Savage said...

I know exactly what you mean about all parts of this post. I hate when I let someone over and they don't do that wave thing. And I hate when they wave first but I haven't officially let them over. Also, when I haven't sat down at the piano for a while, I'm always sore. Then I promise myself I'll get back to it quickly, but I always end up sore.

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Yeah...Personally? Its not acceptable to cut someone off, waving or not.

I'd love to play the piano-maybe someday.

Elizabeth Downie said...

Haha, I totally agree about the waving. You can't just wave and do whatever you want! That's pretty funny.