|Listen, if he can do it, I can do it. Best role model ever.|
Maybe I should learn to take it is a compliment. When I pass runners while driving, I have to squash the urge to honk and yell out the window, "Go, runner, go! You rock!" Maybe I should just assume the honk is pure-intentioned.
|Or the occasional lolcat.|
I've noticed a trend in honkers, of course. During early morning runs (before the sun is up), honkers are scarce, as if they know that someone running at 4am means serious business. Afternoon and early evening is the top time for honkers; on a mere 3-miler, I've counted up to 8 honks on a good day. As the sun sets, even creepy honkers seem to realize that nighttime honking could be taken as malicious.
Left with the choice to curse, wave, or ignore, I tend to choose ignore. And I might consider updating my wardrobe, if I didn't think it would bring the wrong kind of attention.
|Can I get this in a lady's tech tee?|
Do you ever honk at or shout encouragements to runners while you're driving?
I hate it when people honk. If nothing else, it scares me when I'm somewhat "zoned out" I don't ever honk or shout encouragement, because I don't like it so I don't do it to other people.ReplyDelete
I think the worst is when you physically jump because you're surprised, and then they know they're gotten a reaction from you. I refrain from honking for the same reason!Delete
I haven't ever experienced a honker, but I would probably end up blushing, looking away from them, and trippingReplyDelete
I don't drive, so I can't honk, but I try to give a thumbs up or a wave to a runner or cyclist
You're lucky! Honkers are definitely distracting and trip-inducing.Delete
I always look to see who the honker is. Clearly I'm judging a book by its cover but depending on what the person looks like I tend to categorize them as: annoying and immature or a fellow runner providing encouragement. The first time I was ever honked out I actually assumed the person was making fun of me "hey slow runner, looking at you running slow, I gotta honk and point out how slow you are!" but then I saw their 26.2 bumper sticker and realized it was probably an encouragement honk.ReplyDelete
It's probably smart to wait and see who it is. Once I flicked off a honker and it ended up being my husband lol.Delete
"Can I get this in a Ladies' Tech T" is something I find myself saying WAY too often!! Love it!!!!ReplyDelete
It's almost become a mantra for me lol!Delete