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Old 01-29-2011, 05:57 PM
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Or honking, Is a way people tell you You are doing something Wrong.
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Chances are, the people who did the honking are way too busy to be spending time reading posts on TOTV. But I agree with you that impatient behaviour just makes life miserable for everyone.

One of my favourite things to do in a line-up at a supermarket is to offer to people behind me that they can jump the queue and go first. It is amazing how important it is to people to save a few minutes. You'd think I'd handed them $100! And these people are Wrinklies!
Got a honk the other day while turning onto Southern Trace. I guess I was not fast enough. Ms Honker stayed behind me and we never broke the speed limit. She also followed me onto Oak Forest then Talley Ridge. at 25MPH. I am sure she would have tried to pass me if oncoming traffic had permitted.

WRINKLIES!? I haven't heard that expression this side of the Atlantic.
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:23 PM
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WRINKLIES!? I haven't heard that expression this side of the Atlantic.
Whoops .. I guess that is my Canadian heritage showing. We often call older people Wrinklies (and now I am one).
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When I was younger, we called old people "the blue hair crowd" or the "geritol group" and now I'm one (but my hair is not blue yet).
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Wrinklies.
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:35 AM
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My husband and I went to the event yesterday evening at Savannah Center. It was a rather large crowd since the event the prior evening had been cancelled due to weather. As we were leaving the parking lot in our car, more than one car was honking their horns at the people pulled up to exit the lot to try and hurry them along (I guess). WHY HONK YOUR HORN??? Everyone is leaving as soon as possible. Turn up your radio, enjoy the music. If you have to go to the restroom, do it before you leave. I can't imagine any reason good enough to disturb the rest of the participants evening with your horn honking...unless it would be a medical emergency. Next time, relax. That parking lot will be empty soon enough. Thanks!!

Isn't too bad people just can't enjoy their retirement, after all why did they retire if they are in such a rush. Maybe they are hoping they can rush to the end of their life without ever having to smell the roses...
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:55 AM
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Could be they were in a hurry to let their pooch out on Fumar's huge yard.
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Or honking, Is a way people tell you You are doing something Wrong.
You are right Paul and Jean, the horn is there to warn others, but this appears to be a situation where the horn is used to annoy, vent, show power, or lack of patience.

AND we pretty much have ascertained who the honkers are and who the honkers aren't and how most people feel about honking.

Now, let's tackle the people who push by you at Publix and don't say excuse me.

Or the people who don't wave and smile back in golf carts.

OR....we could revisit the dog poop issue. That gets a lot of folks excited.
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:40 AM
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Personally, I have heard the least amount of honking (by vehicles at least) here in the Villages than anywhere else I have lived and drove a vehicle of some sort. I did not own a car in Minneapolis-St. Paul but got around with their excellent bus system.
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We are snowflakes and just recently purchased a golf car. We spent at least 2 0r 3 minutes with the horm blowing before we realized what it was. Fortunately, we were in our driveway and there are few homes around. We have blown it several times when we mistakenly put a foot over the button. If you hear a cart blowing a horn for no reason it is probably us. It won't last long, when we are there we have no agenda except relaxation and fun!
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We have blown it several times when we mistakenly put a foot over the button.
Driving with your feet frees up both hands for waving.
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I can remember a time when you honked your horn, it was to say hello, and we called old people wobblies.
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Blue-haired, Geritol-drinking, wrinklie, wobblies, oh my!
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p.s., I remember when people use to honk if they loved Jesus.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:36 AM
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Like Gary mentioned, I remember when people would toot their car horn as a way of saying "Hi" to someone. I don't do that much nowadays - someone will misinterpret the intent and pull a weapon on you or something!!!

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