Friday, October 14, 2005

Singapore Pushing 'Road Wave' Campaign
I was doing some morning reading on the internet and came across a story about how the government of Singapore is trying to get it's people to wave more when they make a mistake while driving. Instead of shooting the finger or honking, they want people to say "Sorry" with a wave.

Well, we country southerners have been doing that for generations already. And not just to say "sorry", but to be friendly.

Unfortunately, The Wave is going the way of the Dodo.

When I am visiting down south, I see The Wave occasionally, but only on the back roads in the rural part of the state. The cities and interstates are getting bad with road rage.

Just last spring, I was driving along I-29 headed for Tuscaloosa in heavy traffic. Everybody was going at least 80 miles an hour in a cluster. I put on my blinker and pulled in front of a semi. There was plenty of room, but he got all bent and tried to pass my on my left. I was already in the farthest left lane! The idiot was passing me on a concrete median and started forcing me over to the right.

But there were cars on my right and I couldn't get over until they saw what this idiot was doing and made space for me.

I think the world would be a much nicer place if everybody acknowledged their mistakes, were more forgiving and just waved.

Don't you?
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I'm just a mom of two, a crafter of jewelry, and to keep my sanity among the Yankees (kidding)I write southern-themed poetry, short stories and memoirs. I have been published on the web on sites such as USA Deep South, Southern Humorists, Muscadine Lines - A Southern Journal, Mosaic Minds and Long Story Short. I am also a contributor in Dew on the Kudzu and Weight-Loss Articles.com where I write dieting humor.

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