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    Question WAVING

    Every HVAC company i pass on the road waves this must be in the code of rules or something never can tell when you may help out one another what do yall think very friendly around here

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    They are trying to tell you that you left your punctuation on the roof of the van.


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    I think it is more of a gesture of respect than friendship. Contractors around here also wave whenever they pass. They may be your biggest competitors but are still respectful. It helps when you have trained a good portion of them at one time or another.

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    Around here everyone waves and I like it.

    Truth is ... the industry is small enough that if you don't know the person in that truck, a friend or co-worker of yours does haha.

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    Nobody waves around here unless they only use one finger, the traffic around here is enough to drive man insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger93rsl View Post
    Nobody waves around here unless they only use one finger, the traffic around here is enough to drive man insane.
    I wave to and get waves from lots around Denver.

    Tigger, if you think Denver is bad DO NOT EVER drive in Phoenix, now that is insane. It's all of the retired people from Cali and the bad drivers from the "Cold" country.
    If sense were so common everyone would have it !

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    It kind of varies around here. There's not much for the courtesy waves, but if you know the other guy generally you'll get a wave back. There's really not that many HVAC guys around here (town of 60,000) so most of us know each other.

    Us worker-bee's don't really care about competition and are friends with each other no matter who they are working for. I will say it's not a very tight-nit community around here (HVAC).

    I'd say there's probably 20 give or take a few who would help each other out no matter what any way we could, the rest tend to either be friendly enough to say hi or the rare few who could care less your alive (and generally everyone feels the same way about them lol).

    Drive to small town South Dakota (basically any town but Rapid or Sioux Falls) and everyone waves to everyone...
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    Never once been waived to unless I knew who it was. I drive with my eyes closed so I wouldn't see it any way.
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    DO NOT EVER drive in Phoenix

    Quote Originally Posted by CCIKelly View Post
    I wave to and get waves from lots around Denver.

    Tigger, if you think Denver is bad DO NOT EVER drive in Phoenix, now that is insane. It's all of the retired people from Cali and the bad drivers from the "Cold" country.
    Dont wave in Phoenix, they will think you are giving them the finger? Use to wave in Tucson till it filled up with people from someplace else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacman07 View Post
    Every HVAC company i pass on the road waves this must be in the code of rules or something never can tell when you may help out one another what do yall think very friendly around here
    that's the way it is in the south..

    and to everyone i waive to and doesn't waive back, goes down in my lil book as a deuche bag (only kidding)
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    Waving in Maryland was SOP when people were getting into the same lane as you, or if you had let them in...for the most part. Some don't wave. Most of the waves were, "Sorry to cut you off but here's a wave. "

    Now in Iowa in all the small towns people will usually wave. In the grossly overrated "city" Des Moines NO ONE waves, EVER. They do stare like there's no tomorrow though, city and country both.
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    Most of the motorcyclists all point with one finger toward the ground like they're waving when two of them pass each other. When I'm getting stir crazy from driving between service calls and bikers do that deal with each other, I'll start waving at every car passing me, because "hey you're in a car, I'm in a car(actually a service van, but when you're stir crazy, who's countin'? ), let's wave."
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    yeah i mostly get waves back when I wave.... and probably most wave if they see me first.
    kinda like all pickmeup drivers wave to each other.....
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