Join Date: Aug 2007
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Re: Stop freakin' waving at me!
Must be an eastern Canadian thing.
Out west here, we are much more friendly. We wave, nod, acknowledge and generally are glad there are like minded people around.
Apparently it's only me - as almost everyone else on the water seemed to want to wave.
It's funny though how, what I thought was a tongue-in-cheek thread on an insignificant topic got nasty so quickly. It is also interesting that the people who seem to take such offense to my desire to be un-acknowledged appear to be the first to want to flip me the bird.
Interesting thoughts about the culturality of greetings though. I spent some time living in Cree communities in the North. The Cree don't greet you, they just come up, say their piece and leave without any kind of closure. It took me a year to realize that it wasn't just me: they did it with everyone. I even started interacting that way as well.
It took me a while to get back to the "How's it going?" openers and the "Okay. See ya later." departures.
1989 Hunter 30'
Southern Georgian Bay
Visualize the vastness of the oceans; the infinity of the heavens; the fickleness of the wind; the artistry of the craft and the frailty of the sailor. The oneness that may be achieved through the harmony of these things may lead one to enlightenment. - Flying Welshman