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Old 11-26-2015, 05:12 PM
 
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The way it used to be. When everyone waved and held doors open for ladies. When your neighbor would wave and ask hows everything going. Is it just me?
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Old 11-26-2015, 05:19 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Why Texas? That was a normal and expected behavior pretty much everywhere... some 60 years ago.
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Old 11-26-2015, 05:22 PM
 
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Why Texas? That was a normal and expected behavior pretty much everywhere... some 60 years ago.
It seems like it ended 10 years ago in Texas. I've been waving to my new neighbors and they don't even wave back. I still wave though. I can't help it.
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Old 11-26-2015, 05:47 PM
 
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It seems like it ended 10 years ago in Texas. I've been waving to my new neighbors and they don't even wave back. I still wave though. I can't help it.
Good for you! Keep doing it. I do and I still flash my lights to warn oncoming traffic of the cop sitting with the radar gun just down the road. I don't think half the people even know what it means anymore, seldom does anyone give a wave of thanks, but who knows, it might save one person from a ticket and I will continue to do it.

I still raise my finger/s in a hello wave when driving in less populated areas (the sticks, you might say ).
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Old 11-26-2015, 06:25 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I don't remember it ever being like that here. I hold the door open for people when I can, regardless of gender, and I know most of my neighbors now that I have a house, but people don't go out of their way to be friendly.

One time when people do say hi is when they're out for exercise walks in the morning...not the evening walks, but people in the morning will say hi or good morning as you pass by.
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Old 11-26-2015, 06:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Nowadays people that smile and wave are considered weird, or "out of fashion"...
Lots of people are "too busy" to be friendly, or too self absorbed.
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Old 11-26-2015, 07:40 PM
 
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Nowadays people that smile and wave are considered weird, or "out of fashion"...
Lots of people are "too busy" to be friendly, or too self absorbed.
Are you saying I'm weird and "out of fashion"? I stopped wearing Z cavaricci pants last year.
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Old 11-26-2015, 07:52 PM
 
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Good for you! Keep doing it. I do and I still flash my lights to warn oncoming traffic of the cop sitting with the radar gun just down the road. I don't think half the people even know what it means anymore, seldom does anyone give a wave of thanks, but who knows, it might save one person from a ticket and I will continue to do it.

I still raise my finger/s in a hello wave when driving in less populated areas (the sticks, you might say ).
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:20 AM
 
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I wave, hold doors open and make eye contact.

Also, when I make a gift purchase at this time of the year and am dismissed with happy holidays, I make it a point to say, Merry Christmas.

And do not get me started with, when I say, "Thank You" and the response is, "No Problem".
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Old 12-05-2015, 04:30 PM
 
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It seems like it ended 10 years ago in Texas. I've been waving to my new neighbors and they don't even wave back. I still wave though. I can't help it.
it probably ended 10 years ago all over the country
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