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Old 12-04-09, 07:11 AM   #1
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Honking.

So you pick up your friend every morning at 7 and drive into work together. You drive over to his apartment complex at the scheduled time. It's cold out and you want to let him know you've arrived. Do you:

A. Get out of the car and knock on his door?
B. Call from your cell phone?
C. Sit there hoping he notices your arrival?
D. Blare on the horn waking up anyone in the complex who may still be sleeping?
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Old 12-04-09, 07:13 AM   #2
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A and B would be the polite things to do. I hate honking in most non-emergency forms.

But seriously, if he isn't outside waiting at exactly 7, leave him.
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A and B would be the polite things to do. I hate honking in most non-emergency forms.
Near me a lot of people sit in their car and honk instead of getting out a ringing a doorbell. It is so dumb because they are often sitting there for ages - it would have been quicker to go to the door. I hate antisocial behaviour.
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Near me a lot of people sit in their car and honk instead of getting out a ringing a doorbell. It is so dumb because they are often sitting there for ages - it would have been quicker to go to the door. I hate antisocial behaviour.
Me too, especially when my back is jacked up and I'm trying to go back to sleep after making coffee and breakfast for the family... and some jackass sits outside my window blaring his horn, somehow imagining that, magically, only the person he's picking up will hear it...
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Extreme Honking!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FTW or the loss actually. This is funny/sick and makes me happy/sad.
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A or B are perfectly good answers.

Doesn't it seem downright contemptuous for someone to sit in a driveway and honk? Especially when most of them really do need some exercise and fresh air.

It's one of my pet peeves.
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Extreme Honking!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FTW or the loss actually. This is funny/sick and makes me happy/sad.
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A, then B. C just is too passive/aggressive for me. D isn't going to do much because in apartment communities, people tend to ignore horns other than to call the super or the gendarmes.

The reason why a lot of people to D is because they either don't know better or they just don't care. It's easier for some to lay on a horn to try to prove "alpha male" status than to find a parking place, yank out the cellphone and make a call, or shinny up the stairs and knock.
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I hate it, too! I've yelled at them before. Whole lotta good that did.
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My dad tells a story about a coworker he had right out of college. The guy drove a Morris Mini, back in the 60's and was pretty agressive. The car behind them honked at dad's friend while he and dad were going to lunch. Dad says his friend calmly got out of the car, went to the car that had honked, opened the hood, so the other driver could not see, and then walked back to his car and drove off.
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So you pick up your friend every morning at 7 and drive into work together. You drive over to his apartment complex at the scheduled time. It's cold out and you want to let him know you've arrived. Do you:

A. Get out of the car and knock on his door?
B. Call from your cell phone?
C. Sit there hoping he notices your arrival?
D. Blare on the horn waking up anyone in the complex who may still be sleeping?
Yes
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If it's scheduled for 7am on a daily basis, he should be ready to go when you arrive. Wait a few minutes then call on the cell phone before leaving.
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Lay on the horn. Not just the pansy little stock horn, either. Get one of those triple-horn mini compressor air horn setups.
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I would say cell phone if he's not ready by the time agreed to.

My neighbor had her friend come and honk every morning at 715am. When she didn't come out, they would honk again. If she still didnt' come out, they would sit on the horn. One morning, I got my robe on, went outside and asked the person in the car if they wanted me to ring the door bell for them. Before they could answer, I went next door and rang the bell.
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I would say cell phone if he's not ready by the time agreed to.

My neighbor had her friend come and honk every morning at 715am. When she didn't come out, they would honk again. If she still didnt' come out, they would sit on the horn. One morning, I got my robe on, went outside and asked the person in the car if they wanted me to ring the door bell for them. Before they could answer, I went next door and rang the bell.
This is a way more mature response than what i was thinking.
When this crap happens by me I can barely repress the urge to
start throwing beer bottles.
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I would say cell phone if he's not ready by the time agreed to.

My neighbor had her friend come and honk every morning at 715am. When she didn't come out, they would honk again. If she still didnt' come out, they would sit on the horn. One morning, I got my robe on, went outside and asked the person in the car if they wanted me to ring the door bell for them. Before they could answer, I went next door and rang the bell.
+1. Once you get out and talk to the driver, they will GET IT. I am a hell raiser around my neighborhood. If there is someone constantly honking, I will tell them to lay off. If someone is bumping their bass or music for too long. I tell them to shut down the party. If the ice cream truck comes by and stops in front of my house to sell junk without turning off the tunes, I tell them to shut it down or move elsewhere. Honking the horn is no different. Noise pollution affects us all at different times of the day.
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Old 12-05-09, 02:54 PM   #23
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How 'bout revving your motorcycle @ 2AM?
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I open an upstairs window, and with surgical precision, flatten the tires of the honker using my suppressed Ruger 10/22. They never see or hear it coming.
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