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    Just a thought I had, what on earth has happened to manners and decent common courtesy?

    (this has just been inspired by my last trip in the car btw)

    You're in the car and theres some parked cars so you flash and let somebody pass, they don't even thank you. You let someone pull out, do them a favour etc, no thank you. Even if they pull out or do something wrong they don't even apologise or even acknowledge you or their mistake. I try to be a courteous driver and the rest but after a while you end up getting like that yourself and saying well nobody ever thanks you so why should i bother being nice anymore?

    I guess its the same everywhere, holding doors for people, letting people past in the street, accidentally bumping into somebody, alot of people don't seem to care anymore, nobody talks anymore, its quite sad.

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    dont get this hassle up my way david

    Must admit ive noticed this more and more when up around the Glasgow area

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    Its weird, in Glasgow you either get really really nice people or just total w****rs, but what can I say Dumbarton is just full of idiots...

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    When you are taught to drive now you are told (or at least you should be) not to communicate with other drivers in this manner, waving or flashing people through, too many wrong interpretations causing accidents at junctions etc.

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    Its very sad because manners cost nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david173
    Just a thought I had, what on earth has happened to manners and decent common courtesy?

    (this has just been inspired by my last trip in the car btw)

    You're in the car and theres some parked cars so you flash and let somebody pass, they don't even thank you. You let someone pull out, do them a favour etc, no thank you. Even if they pull out or do something wrong they don't even apologise or even acknowledge you or their mistake. I try to be a courteous driver and the rest but after a while you end up getting like that yourself and saying well nobody ever thanks you so why should i bother being nice anymore?

    I guess its the same everywhere, holding doors for people, letting people past in the street, accidentally bumping into somebody, alot of people don't seem to care anymore, nobody talks anymore, its quite sad.
    could agree with you more David, i see this more and more these days and it winds me up something terrible!! especially after i've gone out of my way to try and let someone through, even got to the point once where laid on the horn after someone didn't thank me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey
    When you are taught to drive now you are told (or at least you should be) not to communicate with other drivers in this manner, waving or flashing people through, too many wrong interpretations causing accidents at junctions etc.
    See where you're coming from when it comes to junctions it can be confusing and cause accidents, but flashing to let someone come through on a road where lots of cars are dotted on each side is different, can hardly be misinterpreted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry
    See where you're coming from when it comes to junctions it can be confusing and cause accidents, but flashing to let someone come through on a road where lots of cars are dotted on each side is different, can hardly be misinterpreted.
    Trust me it can, trouble is other raod users see the signal and can think it's for them. Been in several situations where people have got it wrong like this, so i've generally stopped giving people signals to 'come on' or the like. I will however show courtesy and raise the obligatory hand to those that have let me out of a turn etc. as someone said, manners cost nothing.

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    This is something that bugs me no end. It's like simple common courtesy & simple common sense have been shot to hell & passed over for arrogance & greed. Not so much money greed but more 'I have to have this' or 'I want that & stuff everyone around me'.

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