November 05, 2009

Do You Half-Wave at Yield Sign Holding Construction Workers?


I've done this for as long as I can remember. I assume my mother or father did this, and I inherited it from them. So now, when I'm driving in a construction zone, and there's a construction worker with a yield/stop/slow sign directing traffic, I always give them a little half-wave.

Do you do this? And if so, why them and no one else?

4 comments:

Meghan said...

I've never heard of this! I suppose it's not a bad idea . . .

TJarrett said...

I totally do this. I started when I worked for a roofing contractor - when riding with my boss I noticed that he always gave the wave, or the tip of the head or the lifting of the pointer finger off the steering wheel. Seemed to me to be a sort of solidarity among construction workers.

Did you ever work a construction job? If not, I'll have to ask you to stop doing this.

Eric Olsen said...

ooh, i bet that IS what it is. Nice, I love identity theft! And, it's some nice motivation for them as well. A reminder that if you work really hard, one day they can drive a Hyundai, too.

LizM said...

I wave at the slow/stop/yield guys. But I also wave at people coming toward me when I'm driving down my street, and any and all kids. And people walking dogs. And I brake HARD for ducks, squirrels, and geese. I am that totally annoying driver in front of you that you almost ran into.