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Yesterday 10:19 PM
Desert rats I wave all the time but hardly anyone waves out here
Yesterday 10:19 PM
flowerfistandbestialwail
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Originally Posted by KittyPrawn View Post
Can I just ask... Why does it matter so much if they don't wave back? Why not just wave at all Jeeps and be on your way? I feel like people take the wave as a need for attention and acknowledgement. Just wave and don't take it so personal if they miss the return. What if the other Jeeps you see are also waiting for the other to initiate? Sounds like a bunch of Jeeps losing out on the Jeep wave just because they're scared they won't get acknowledged.
It doesn't really matter if I do get a wave back or not. It's not about attention to me, it's about acknowledging a common interest with folks around me. I wave at nearly every jeep I see, but if someone driving another jeep is very clearly disinterested in me and mine or otherwise distracted I'm not going to take my focus from the road for another split second to try and share a moment with someone who clearly isn't a Jeeper. That's all. I don't care who initiates (that silly point system is just that - silly) and probably more often than not I'm the first to wave, but for me it's about saying a little hello and acknowledging another Jeeper and our shared passion, so I'm not waving at the folks for whom the jeep is clearly *just* a vehicle they drive.
Yesterday 10:12 PM
ArmyofMike I wave 90% of the time...and many a time I don't get a wave back. I really don't care if they don't, cause everything is awesome, everything is cool when you're part of a Jeep team!

Most embarrassing part is my Wifey making fun of me for waving whether I get a response or not!
Yesterday 09:47 PM
KittyPrawn
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Originally Posted by flowerfistandbestialwail View Post
This is awesome!! Don't stop waving! I don't know of anyone who won't at least wave BACK to JKs even if they don't wave to them! It's more just we see a trend in not getting waves back from people who don't "get" driving a Jeep so it's not worth the bother than it is about snubbing the people in JKs who are stoked to be driving a jeep! I wave back to anyone who initiates, and I'm definitely learning that in my neck of the woods it's just as likely a female driver or BEASTLY rig won't return a wave as a JK so my new rule is to wave back if it's initiated, and otherwise just wave when I see my jeep being eyeballed by another jeep driver - if a JK or female driver doesn't look like they recognize that they're passing another jeep I don't bother - they either don't "get" it or they don't see me and either way I'm not likely to get a wave return
Can I just ask... Why does it matter so much if they don't wave back? Why not just wave at all Jeeps and be on your way? I feel like people take the wave as a need for attention and acknowledgement. Just wave and don't take it so personal if they miss the return.

What if the other Jeeps you see are also waiting for the other to initiate? Sounds like a bunch of Jeeps losing out on the Jeep wave just because they're scared they won't get acknowledged.
Yesterday 05:21 PM
flowerfistandbestialwail
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Originally Posted by SerenityNow View Post
It kind of saddens me when I read that unModded Jeeps aren't worthy of a wave. I have a stock JK that I LOVE! I would love to be able to take it off road, but right now my money is tied up. I'm also an older female with no access to anyone to help me learn, that's why I'm on this forum. However, I wave at all Wranglers and think the point systems is a lot of fun. One day, my points will raise, but until then, wave at me! I love you Wrangler wranglers!
This is awesome!! Don't stop waving! I don't know of anyone who won't at least wave BACK to JKs even if they don't wave to them! It's more just we see a trend in not getting waves back from people who don't "get" driving a Jeep so it's not worth the bother than it is about snubbing the people in JKs who are stoked to be driving a jeep! I wave back to anyone who initiates, and I'm definitely learning that in my neck of the woods it's just as likely a female driver or BEASTLY rig won't return a wave as a JK so my new rule is to wave back if it's initiated, and otherwise just wave when I see my jeep being eyeballed by another jeep driver - if a JK or female driver doesn't look like they recognize that they're passing another jeep I don't bother - they either don't "get" it or they don't see me and either way I'm not likely to get a wave return
Yesterday 02:35 PM
SerenityNow It kind of saddens me when I read that unModded Jeeps aren't worthy of a wave. I have a stock JK that I LOVE! I would love to be able to take it off road, but right now my money is tied up. I'm also an older female with no access to anyone to help me learn, that's why I'm on this forum. However, I wave at all Wranglers and think the point systems is a lot of fun. One day, my points will raise, but until then, wave at me! I love you Wrangler wranglers!
Yesterday 01:55 PM
Michel347 I was in Turks and Caicos last week and rent a JK while we were there. Saw a couple of other Wranglers, not sure if it's because they don't see too many on that small Island, but you should have seen their waves, they get really exited, they were almost coming out of their Jeep to wave, half seated, half standing-up, one hand out by the window the other over the windshield, ... I was so surprised when I saw the first one getting so exited that I forgot to wave back, he must have been really dissapointed, ...lol
08-28-2014 08:15 PM
1monday ooo ooo ooo...I got a wave today!!! ...from a modded TJ in the yuppie side of town (I think that's why I never get waves...I'm either in the hood, or in yuppieville...no waves from either crowd, not that there are any Jeeps in the hood (sorry, no offense meant to anyone living in the aforementioned places))
08-28-2014 06:45 PM
copperhead_1
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Originally Posted by Jeepalicious View Post
Um, except you Copperhead, we wave at you because you are irresistible - You drive a Jeep? We hadn't even noticed. (Did that help?) Seriously, I'd have ALOT of explaining to do to my husband if Jeep wave = flirting! Then again, maybe I'm not getting return waves because (gasp) I'm old & no longer hot?! Bummer & I agree FlowersWail did nail it!
YES!!! I knew it! Thank you, Jeepalicious!! And I would return your wave everytime.

But seriously it's awesome to see how many people here do wave. I am not kidding when I say one of the things I enjoy most about driving a jeep is waving at other jeeps. I'm waving at everybody!
08-28-2014 05:45 PM
Pittsburghwrangler Yesterday I waved to a jacked up JK that I see around here all the time. He always waves back and he did yesterday... but so did the girl in the Malibu in front of him! Lmao I guess she thought I knew her but it just made me laugh.
08-28-2014 05:39 PM
AltitudeAttitude
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Originally Posted by Gord P View Post
Unfortunately for you, Ontario does have vanity plates. It seems that Quebec does the opposite of Ontario strictly on principle.
They usually do. However, we will be getting vanity plates in September of 2015. I wish it was sooner...I'd get "FK U QBK".

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Originally Posted by Gord P View Post
I get waves from lots of 4drs here. I often initiate but that's because I just wave when it seems like it's an appropriate distance where they'll see me. I'm not going to try to categorize those who don't wave because it would no doubt be flawed. There are too many to really say for certain that they never wave. It's entirely possible that one who didn't wave today waved the last 3 times and this was just one of those times where it didn't happen for any number of reasons. Meh. I'm waving anyway.

I wave regardless...but only to other Wranglers.

I was working in Ottawa for a year and a half before moving back here end of March. Good trails there or close by?

I may be heading up this weekend.
08-28-2014 05:30 PM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by FiteClub View Post
Small sample size of 2 weeks experience but so far in South Carolina, the Jeep Wave is nearly non-existent.

It seems to be pretty pointless to even try when passing guys in shiny new Unlimiteds with hard tops and doors. They don't even ever notoice my "old" 06 TJ Unlimited!
Yeah don't give up...I have an '04 TJ and have come to "expect" not to get waves from the stocker JKs/ JKUs.....(even though my wife drives one and my other is ride is one as well yes 3 Jeeps I am addicted)

Anyway Wens am on the way home from work got the left hand up and out while doing a "right on red" and a stock shiny JKU with the very "Yuppie" looking driver, waved and he did a double take and turned it into a made my day I admit it!!

So some are learning!!
08-28-2014 04:55 PM
Jeepalicious
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Originally Posted by copperhead_1 View Post
Ego bruised!

Um, except you Copperhead, we wave at you because you are irresistible - You drive a Jeep? We hadn't even noticed. (Did that help?)

Seriously, I'd have ALOT of explaining to do to my husband if Jeep wave = flirting! Then again, maybe I'm not getting return waves because (gasp) I'm old & no longer hot?! Bummer

& I agree FlowersWail did nail it!
08-28-2014 04:33 PM
jeepergurl67
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Originally Posted by flowerfistandbestialwail View Post
It's weird how many dudes have worried about ladies thinking they're hitting on them or something by waving. It's probably happened, sure, but I don't think as often as guys worry. I've been leered at a lot in the jeep and normally you can tell really easily when it's a "whoa nice rig" leer vs a "whoa nice lady" leer, or even a "whoa a lady driving a sweet rig" leer. Those come from people driving all kinds of vehicles. A jeep wave has never once seemed like anything more than a jeep wave, though. Even when you catch a dude doing a double-take cause he sees you're not also a dude, the wave itself has never seemed like anything more than a jeep wave
Very nicely said Flowers!!!! Nailed it on the head... lol
08-28-2014 03:56 PM
krbshappy71
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Originally Posted by Dusthol View Post
She thinks my jeep is sexy.
Now you have that song in my head.

PEACE! I'm switching to peace wave.
08-28-2014 03:55 PM
FiteClub Small sample size of 2 weeks experience but so far in South Carolina, the Jeep Wave is nearly non-existent.

It seems to be pretty pointless to even try when passing guys in shiny new Unlimiteds with hard tops and doors. They don't even ever notoice my "old" 06 TJ Unlimited!
08-28-2014 03:32 PM
Dusthol She thinks my jeep is sexy.
08-28-2014 03:03 PM
copperhead_1
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Originally Posted by flowerfistandbestialwail View Post
Yeah I thought about pointing out us ladies don't seem half as worried about our waves being misunderstood but didn't want to bruise any egos we'd built up with our waves
Ego bruised!

08-28-2014 02:32 PM
flowerfistandbestialwail
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Originally Posted by copperhead_1 View Post
Dang it!! Here I was thinking sweet all these chicks are waving at me...the jeep gets all the glory I guess.
Yeah I thought about pointing out us ladies don't seem half as worried about our waves being misunderstood but didn't want to bruise any egos we'd built up with our waves
08-28-2014 02:25 PM
copperhead_1
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Originally Posted by flowerfistandbestialwail View Post
It's weird how many dudes have worried about ladies thinking they're hitting on them or something by waving. It's probably happened, sure, but I don't think as often as guys worry. I've been leered at a lot in the jeep and normally you can tell really easily when it's a "whoa nice rig" leer vs a "whoa nice lady" leer, or even a "whoa a lady driving a sweet rig" leer. Those come from people driving all kinds of vehicles. A jeep wave has never once seemed like anything more than a jeep wave, though. Even when you catch a dude doing a double-take cause he sees you're not also a dude, the wave itself has never seemed like anything more than a jeep wave
Dang it!! Here I was thinking sweet all these chicks are waving at me...the jeep gets all the glory I guess.
08-28-2014 02:20 PM
flowerfistandbestialwail It's weird how many dudes have worried about ladies thinking they're hitting on them or something by waving. It's probably happened, sure, but I don't think as often as guys worry. I've been leered at a lot in the jeep and normally you can tell really easily when it's a "whoa nice rig" leer vs a "whoa nice lady" leer, or even a "whoa a lady driving a sweet rig" leer. Those come from people driving all kinds of vehicles. A jeep wave has never once seemed like anything more than a jeep wave, though. Even when you catch a dude doing a double-take cause he sees you're not also a dude, the wave itself has never seemed like anything more than a jeep wave
08-28-2014 12:56 PM
UmbrellaCorp
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Originally Posted by krbshappy71 View Post
I got a Peace wave yesterday, I was so happy! It matters, keep doing it.
I always do a peace wave, I get more waves back now. I think some females think that if a guy does a jeep wave....they are actually waving because the chick is hot....

so Peace wave eliminates that ...more peace, more waves
08-28-2014 08:55 AM
Raoul
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Originally Posted by PaulMcHale View Post
That's funny. I almost mentioned a leg wave. Not that I've ever seen one. It just seems likely to have happened
Not likely. There is stretch of parkway where I'm not shifting and have my foot on the peg. I pass few jeeps and there is always a wave. The speed is reduced, no side street distractions, the traffic is light and there is considerable time to take in the other ride and eye contact.
I wouldn't disrespect them by wiggling my foot while they had a hand out.
08-28-2014 08:26 AM
jeepergurl67 I wave at every Wrangler I see. 2 door or 4 door. I seem to get waves back most of the time. I used to get upset if I didnt get waved at but I dont anymore. I get the feelling like someone leavin ya hangin in a high five though... kinda lolol
08-28-2014 07:58 AM
Jeepalicious
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Originally Posted by kmrboston View Post
I'm here!!! I'm a soccer playing soccer mom of three girls and I wave! Only get waves back about 50% of the time and always from the men. Not sure if the other moms are just in their own little world while driving. My husband says I'm a little over zealous with noticing the other Jeeps though!
Yay - This just made my morning!!! My husband said it was probably the only one - ha! I'm not

I probably get waves back 1/3 of the time (see a lot if them around here) but still happy to see them regardless of wave-back.
08-28-2014 07:56 AM
SteelThrillsseeker No.

Just do the wave and feel confident they are doing the same!
08-28-2014 06:16 AM
ivantate Leg wave ftw.
08-28-2014 06:14 AM
wingerdinger151 Not a soccermom, or a female for that matter, but I roll windows down everywhere I go due to the lack of A/C in my jeep and every jeep I see gets the full hand out the window cant miss it wave. Still get snubbed. I have huge hands. Seems like most of the soccermoms dont know what they have in a Jeep and dont realize its special
08-28-2014 06:05 AM
wingerdinger151
Jeep Wavin' At Night

I have noticed that I see a lot more jeeps at night than I do during the day. It sucks because you cant see a jeep wave when driving at night. I have started flashing my fog lights at them hoping they will get what I am trying to do. Does any one else try something like that to keep the wave going in the dark?
08-28-2014 01:38 AM
gburkett I'm a soccer dad, but most waves I get are ladies. Guys don't wave much here. My 11year old girl will spot jeep before me and tell me to wave.lol
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