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Old 06-16-2008, 05:06 PM
 
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Perfect example of what I was talking about right here.
Yeah, Im most definitely what people mean by "Texas Attitude"...lol..although my input was intended to be imbibed with a good measure of sarcasm...

but yeah, those people would be exactly right...I expect good sensible manners when I am courteous to fellow adults, just as I would think they expect of me when they do something polite for me...I'm not going to take a favor nor a gift and not acknowledge the giver with a thank you or some token of gratitude, as if I were entitled to the favor to begin with...but IMO, thats probably what makes Texans different from out of staters, good ol fashioned sense and manners...

Lets get this clear also, when I give something to a person in good spirit, I DO EXPECT SOMETHING IN RETURN...such as a thank you...I wasnt raised to respect ungrateful/unappreciative behavior and I dont suspect I'll start anytime soon.

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Old 06-16-2008, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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I used to be a waver, until I waved at someone and they interpreted it as a rather lewd gesture that utilizes only one finger...they sped up, passed me back, and gave me the finger. I figured that they must be some of our wonderful transplanted Texans who were not accustomed to the wave.

Since that episode, I have blinked my hazard lights twice to signal thanks.
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:54 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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I used to be a waver, until I waved at someone and they interpreted it as a rather lewd gesture that utilizes only one finger...they sped up, passed me back, and gave me the finger. I figured that they must be some of our wonderful transplanted Texans who were not accustomed to the wave.

Since that episode, I have blinked my hazard lights twice to signal thanks.
WELCOME CALIFORNIANS! snicker..
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Its really hard to see my wave out of the back of my mustang, so the hazard lights thanks is really the only option for me.
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Texas
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this is the reason why transplants need to get an education on Texas customs/etiquette e.g. cowboy wave etc....
oh and another unwritten Texas law, pickup trucks usually have the right of way!



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I used to be a waver, until I waved at someone and they interpreted it as a rather lewd gesture that utilizes only one finger...they sped up, passed me back, and gave me the finger. I figured that they must be some of our wonderful transplanted Texans who were not accustomed to the wave.

Since that episode, I have blinked my hazard lights twice to signal thanks.

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Old 06-16-2008, 08:00 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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this is the reason why transplants need to get an education on Texas customs/etiquette e.g. cowboy wave etc....
oh and another unwritten Texas law, pickup trucks usually have the right of way!
You Tell them Cowgirl.. YEEHAW! We only honk once.. if you have not moved yet.. oh well the dents can be hammered out.. right Belle. =)
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:02 PM
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Location: San Antonio
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I used to be a waver, until I waved at someone and they interpreted it as a rather lewd gesture that utilizes only one finger...they sped up, passed me back, and gave me the finger. I figured that they must be some of our wonderful transplanted Texans who were not accustomed to the wave.

Since that episode, I have blinked my hazard lights twice to signal thanks.
Wow, that's scary. Easy to understand why you switchedyour method of signaling gratitude!
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Perfect example of what I was talking about right here.

Now, see, I read that as a humorous tweak at your comment about "off the deep end" Texans and their reactions to bad manners. Maybe I'm wrong, but the ".." at the end seemed to indicate that.
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Perfect example of what I was talking about right here.

Now, see, I read that as a humorous tweak at your comment about "off the deep end" Texans and their reactions to bad manners. Maybe I'm wrong, but the ".." at the end seemed to indicate that.
Ahh no comment on my joshing you.. man its hard being green.
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Texas
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oh another thing...what i love about us Texans, is that in this state, there is VERY little use of "honking"...even when i lived in Ft Worth area and worked right in the city...very little honking in city traffic.
we have so much to be proud about in this great state. i feel sorry for those who are not privileged to live here

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You Tell them Cowgirl.. YEEHAW! We only honk once.. if you have not moved yet.. oh well the dents can be hammered out.. right Belle. =)
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