Thursday, 1 March 2012

Politics of Waving (if in doot, wave and toot)

When I was a grasscutter we noted a suite of social phenomena we termed the “Politics of Waving”. It manifests itself in several ways - when driving in the van ‘round Lerwick, we noted a tension as to whether to wave and/or return waves to other motorists and pedestrians. Surely it’s quite simple - if you’re waved at, wave back. Obviously, a mutual wave between friends, family and acquaintances is customary, and a thumbs up to someone who lets you out at a junction is simple courtesy.