Monday, August 10, 2009

Example # 1

My first example includes an adolescent, so really it could have happened to anyone, the point is that it happened to me.

While I am sitting at a stop light waiting to turn left, I look out my window and see a red Volkswagen station wagon.  It took me a moment to realize that the passenger in the back seat, a young man, is waving excitedly at me.  Noticing that he was much younger than me, but not wanting to be rude, I gave a less excited wave back.  He then proceeded to flip me off, I think it was a little rude and rather uncalled for, so I put my hands up and shrugged. As if to say, "what was that for?"  Then he apologized and began to signal that he loved me.  I must say this relationship was moving a little too quickly for me, because as they proceeded through the light past the front of my car, the young man made a "V" with his fingers to send me a gesture NOT to give me a peace sign...if you know what I mean.  As I watch them travel through the intersection I see the man in the service van next to me laughing hysterically, finally my light turns green and I drive away shaking my head, questioning if I really understood what just happened.