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Old 10-18-2015, 09:06 AM
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Ode to Wrangler Wave

Scroll down to get to the poem and skip my blah, blah, blah…

Got my 1st Jeep Wrangler ('02 6 cyl.) a few months ago. Last thing the prior owner said was, "Jeep peeps wave!". OMG, they do, I noticed on the drive home. Not mainly for that reason, but I went out and bought a 2nd & am looking for a 3rd Wrangler -- mainly so the kids won't keep asking to borrow mine!

But, was it just me or did NOBODY wave at this summer's Ocean City, Maryland, Jeep Week? We've never had that experience before, except in Cleveland (understandable) and from unlimiteds, in general. Naturally, I assume the unlimiteds are just mournful that they didn't buy a two-door ;-o) .

Granted, my mostly stock Jeep has a positive score that someone might debate, depending on what rises to the level of a scratch and/or exactly what it means to be "tested", and etc. And, granted, almost every Wrangler at the OC Jeep Weekend looked like it was modelling for an Extreme Terrain catalog.

Regardless, ALL are "encouraged" to wave, according to Rule 3 and "required" unless a clear minus (Rule 2) of the The Definitive Guide and where it also says,

"When in doubt, WHIP IT OUT!"

Anyway, this "WAVE DAMIT" pic from @1125Rick and that weekend inspired this little poem you might enjoy about behavior that seems unbefitting a Jeep-owner and a gentle-man/woman. It's best appreciate by knowing the definitive guide above.

Hey, it's all in-fun -- I'm not reeeeally whining or being critical.

And I get-it -- there indeed should be such respect for those clearly high in the Hierarchy such that no return-wave should be expected or lack thereof begrudged by those with a truly negative score, in accordance with the rules.

But, I'm also just saying…

Ode to the Jeep Wave

Hey, gave you my wave!
No attention did I crave --
…just Jeep-joy & proper etiquette.
But, alas, nothing-in-return did-I-get.

True, the Jeep hierarchy is to be respected,
But, I got no-joy as expected.
Cuz your wave, it was neglected.

Outsiders may think it silly,
But, NO wave? REALLY?!?

Can't say you didn't see-me --
Any closer and you'd be-me!

My Wrangler's scars you could not see --
they were all fixed by me.
While it may not reach your score's highness,
my Jeep's not a clear minus.

OK, so what that I have no sky-high lifts,
No major dents from jumping cliffs,
No huge stack of aftermarket receipts,
And no muddy, BLOODY seats?!?

No fenders crushed in a wild roll-over,
…just a stock 6 cyl. '02 TJ, a few scratches & a pathetic comb-over.
Oh, and some frame-rust down-under
from driving topless in the rain & thunder.

Not saying my heart was torn asunder,
But, I reeeeally had to wonder,
if my wave wasn't a presumptuous blunder.

"Love is not rude",
Tis why I have a bit-o-'tude.
Keeping that hand in-side
could be the wrong kind of Jeep-pride.

Or, call me crazy,
But, maybe a few are just plain lazy…
By waving all your days.
You could save me from the error-of-my-ways!

Yet, we will NOT judge.
We will not hold a grudge,
even when your hand, it will not budge.

So, no worries, no pressure, no guilt!
We'll just assume
you're consumed
that your old 4-cylinder needs to be rebuilt…

On these thoughts we will not linger
You are "encouraged" to lift anything but that middle-finger!

And we ain't askin for no SHOUT,
But, as it is written, "When in doubt,

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Old 10-18-2015, 09:16 AM   #2
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:04 PM   #3

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Welcome to the forum, be sure and get your "JEEP OUT"....
I will try a poetic response....

"Read it out loud to myself and wife, could not believe such a wave less life. One day will come, when they realize the no waving run. Then it will be there dominate choice, to wave at others with there arms a hoist"..... just a novice.
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I swear, something about the first drive...I bought mine from a dealer about 2 hours away from home. I took the long way home with the top off going along the coast on a clear day with the sun slowly setting. I passed quite a few Wranglers, both old and new, stock and built, and every single driver waved to me first, almost as if to welcome me to the club. Ever since then I feel like it's a rare commodity to get a wave back, and even more so to get the first wave! Probably a shared feeling cause the few that do wave back go crazy with it, lol
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:43 AM
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Thanks, all. Kind of you to respond and comment. Yeah, I thought I was in Seventh-Heaven, especially those first warm summer months, with the doors off and the top down. Then I did that with two bushels of steamed blue crabs in the back -- it was Eighth Heaven!

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