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#85039 12-Jun-2011 10:25
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I do not understand why it is a habit of many people to toot the car horn when leaving a place they have visited socially.

Back in the mid-eighties many cars had indicator stalk mounted horn buttons and it was easily possible to make a very short dit-dit noise. Those with a center button were often a simple button. Much more control. Also, most cars had a single (and weak) horn. Not so bad.

Current vehicles usually have two horn devices set up to create a slightly discordant sound. This is purposely designed to get more attention and is therefore more useful as a warning device.

Also, horn activation lacks fine control with the horn button mounted under the layered mush of the steering center - it is designed to prevent accidental activation and therefore requires a lot of force and therefore less control.

And then there is the noise insulated environment of current vehicles.

The end result is usually two blasts.

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  #480264 12-Jun-2011 10:39
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Personally I can't believe we still shake hands either.

THINK OF THE GERMS PEOPLE.




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  #480268 12-Jun-2011 10:42
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Using the horn for a friendly goodbye doesnt bother me, but using it as a 'screw you, idiot' or hooting in tunnels has always struck me as incredibly juvenile. The horn is a safety device and should be used as such.

 
 
 
 


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  #480289 12-Jun-2011 12:55
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muppet: Personally I can't believe we still shake hands either.

THINK OF THE GERMS PEOPLE.


you must really love kissing  lol




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  #480296 12-Jun-2011 13:14
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i like it when someone toots the horn when leaving .

It would be rude not to do so.


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  #480317 12-Jun-2011 14:43
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i like it when someone toots the horn when leaving .
It would be rude not to do so.


Only if combined with a nice big skid. It would be wrong not to leave a permanent reminder of your visit on the driveway and onto the road.

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  #480323 12-Jun-2011 15:02
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Have you consdiered that it may be people reversing out of driveways where it's hard to see if ay pedestrians or cyclists may be around? And so to toot is to warn people a car is about to pop out of nowhere?

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  #480329 12-Jun-2011 15:25
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We all do it. Lol. I feel stink if I don't do it actually, unless its some ridiculous hour or there's people around who none of us know or something like that. Its like waving. Its just, there, we just do it.




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  #480333 12-Jun-2011 15:36
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There are many pointless things that we do. The world would be an awfully dull place without them.

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  #480336 12-Jun-2011 15:47
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Why dont you run out there and tell them whats what!

Also tell them to get off your lawn!




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  #480339 12-Jun-2011 15:52

Firstly we should sterilizer all fat/ugly/retarded people and then make every one else have the same haircut.

Also come to think of it; the whole idea of friendships is completely pointless. And who in their right mind came up with the idea that going outside is actually beneficial? Think of all the things that can hurt us, not to mention the damaging effects of the sun.

Now I think of it; what is the point of life? We are all going to die anyway...  Why not have some fun and enjoy it... Who really cares?

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  #480350 12-Jun-2011 16:50
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[Myself]: I do not understand why it is a habit of many people to toot the car horn when leaving a place they have visited socially.


Ok, NOW I think I understand it!

Still bloody glad I don't live next door to some of you though Laughing
 
P.s - the existentialist killjoy comments are uncalled for.

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  #480377 12-Jun-2011 18:05
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How do we cope with our first world issues.

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  #480416 12-Jun-2011 20:10
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I used to live next door to a Primary school, who would hire out their hall at the weekends.
And usually at around midnight the car horns would start going off as people were leaving.
The noise would go on for a least 30 minutes. Also drunk people talking loudly was also a pain.
But in general a quick beep of the horn does not worry me.




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  #480429 12-Jun-2011 21:00
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lxsw20: How do we cope with our first world issues.


And we have so many of them. ;-)

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  #480432 12-Jun-2011 21:09
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lxsw20: How do we cope with our first world issues.


Cut off the electricity...... 

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