to wave or not to wave?

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  1. June and Mike

    June and Mike Read Only Funster

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    I was driing along the A47 today and i noticed some motorhome and campervan drivers giving me a little friendly wave :Smile:

    Then i thought, i`ll start to wave first, but when i did some just did`nt wave back and some did!

    This set me thinking, should i wave or not?!, but i hate not wavin coz then i just feel ignorant if they wave and i dont, so i made up my mind, im gonna wave at all campervans and motorhomes, big, small, tatty or posh :thumb:

    what are your thoughts on waving?? xjx
     
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    I wave at everone, even when in the car or walking, hee hee but then I'm mad.
     
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    good on you roger!!:Rofl1:
     
  4. MicknPat

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    Once we return to the UK we will wave:coolthumb:

    Why be a :thumbdown: and not wave.
     
  5. pappajohn

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    shirl waves at anything that resembles a motorhome.....

    white vans, ambulances, icecream vans, horsebox's, buses, police vans, removal trucks......the list goes on.:Doh: :Rofl1:

    im a little more selective 'cos i can tell the difference...:Wink:

    you can always initiate a wave with the flash of your headlights.....nearly always works.:thumb:

    we have a name for non-wavers but this is a family site....:Blush:
     
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    think we call them the same name papajon. there is alot of miserable ones out there, their life must be so bad to them. if you look hard their lips turn down at the ends all the time ,probably never smile .some dont even smile when i have a puncture or broken down, i think it effects their eyes as well. :Rofl1::Eeek::thumb:
     
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    I wave, but when they don't wave back I think, stuff it I won't bother. Then bugger me I don't and they wave at me, then I feel bad that I didn't :Doh:

    If that makes sence.:Eeek:
     
  8. N Luyetund

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    I'll go with that:Rofl1: so it's wave and wtf
    .... the dog's usually asleep and would wave (OK, a bit of a tail wag) anyway.... mind you, being a black lab she'd wave, sing and dance for a bikkie :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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  9. MicknPat

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    Who remembers the AA & RAC motorcyclists who use to salute to members.:Eeek:
     
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    waving

    my gran told me if an AA or RAC motorcyclist did not wave when he saw your badge it was a warning that there was a police speed trap around the corner.
     
  11. Jim

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    We always wave with the big yellow hand, that can be found on the back of the Motorhome Checklist. Guaranteed to raise a smile and get a wave back, even across the widest motorway. :BigGrin:

    Maybe I should put the yellow hand as a free download, so all you tight-wads that won't buy a checklist can wave the yellow hand too:BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
  12. Naughty Nigel

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    motorhome wave

    After 30 odd years of motorcycling who also wave to each other (mostly) we too wave and flash , well the lights anyway. We haven`t been motorhoming long and on our first trip out in tinkerbell we were waved at by another mh and thought thats friendly lets continue and be sociable. So if you get a wave and a flash from a battered old swift wave back it might be us .Naughty Nigel
     
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    Good on you ...Go for it....its like smiling it does you good...here in France the French do it all the time its like the handshake they do....I always put my hand up/wave ( I am on French reg Plates)to a passing motorhomer, camper, any model, old or new, small or large, cheap or expensive....they all do it.......no barriers......but when I don't get one back you normally see a strange expression on the driver/passengers face thinking why is he waving to me do I know him, I look at the reg plates and yes it is Brit going home or a Brit just starting his holiday heading down south..... Try it .................

    From a pleasant peasant born Yorkshireman now living in France....Mel
     
  14. stagman

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    [Difficult get a wave back from a Hymer:thumb:
     
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    Easier from the Hymer Driver:BigGrin:
     
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    Ohhh eye! ? :Eeek::::Sad:
     
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    we Wave to all up to them if they dont wont to wave back it wont stop us :BigGrin:
     
  18. Blisters

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    We don't wave at anyone or anything,

    We don't warn people who are approaching a speed trap, we hate happy people, and we especially hate those people who wave excitedly with both hands, happy :swear: or a big yellow hand

    Why can't you all be miserable like us, as the goverment intended, we think we maybe we should be on the other side:Rofl1:

    OK we wave really

    :notworthy::notworthy::notworthy::notworthy: could find just a wave:thumb:
     
  19. Mr Colpot

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    We wave unless we are on the Motorway, if people wave back all well and good if not we havent lost anything.

    I remember when I worked for Mattessons and drove a 3.5ton fridge van, I pulled up in a layby outside a customers shop and there was a lady kneeling in front of her car, looking concerned. The guy I was with asked her what was wrong and she said people coming the other way kept pointing down at the front of her car with their thumb.:thumbdown:
    (used to be signal for Police/Speed Trap ahead)
     
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    Just wave, :thumb:

    but there are some very miserable people out there, :thumbdown:
     
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