Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I know you are being funny, but Im talking about the people who honk a horn the exact moment a light turns green.
     
  2. LawrenceMD

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    I've made that same complaint in this thread. in NYC its always a latino guy who'll honk 1 second after the light turns green (even if he's 5 cars back).

    i pretty much know its because in other countries (especially 3rd world or AZN countries people honk quickly and even use car horns as a non threatening form of communication).
     
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    :confused: I've always explained my honking habits as a consequence of learning my urban driving skills in Manhattan, where people use their car horns as a non-threatening form of communication. You are raining on my excue with this immigrant shit.
     
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    What is the message supposed to be when the guy hits the horn just when the light turns green? I can't think of any piece of information that it's supposed to convey other than to alert the driver in front that the light is green. But the message is probably superfluous, as the driver will almost certainly notice by means of his vision that the light has turned green.
     
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    It's used to warn the driver that there is an asshoal behind him/her.
     
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    I like to confirm receipt of that message by extending my middle finger.
     
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    These days, one could reasonably assume that at least one of the dumbfucks in front of you is too busy texting/checking email/reading CNN/watching porn on their smartphone to actually look up at the light and simply preemptively honk at them.
     
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    This is likely correct.
     
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    I don't know how things are in other cities, but I have to say that people typically respond to the green light pretty quickly here in STL. It's rare that I have to even consider using my horn. And just speaking from experience, there's no reason you can't enjoy pornography on your smart phone and still check the light frequently. Maybe that's just the kind of porn I watch, though, and maybe it's different for other genres.
     
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    people here in azn countries think the horn was installed in cars to be used like some sort of weapon they throw at other cars and pedestrians that are in their line of sight.
     
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    Are you saying gay porn is boring?
     
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    Have you been to Rome?

    A deaf person will be dead in a minute..
     
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    I will honk the moment it turns green, if I can see you are looking down etc.



    Wave and smile ;)



    Turkish weddings, 85 cars all honk their horns like it's going out of style.

    The funny thing is, that it's illegal here 100$ a honk, if it's not to avert a dangerous situation.
     
  14. Jr Mouse

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    Unless you are rushing your wife to the hospital to give birth, I think you can give someone a benefit of a doubt for a few brief seconds.
     
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    The worst traffic I've ever been in was in Istanbul last week. Extremely aggressive drivers, and a lot of honking. I thought I was somewhat aggressive in my driving until I dealt with the traffic there.
     

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