i wave at modded Wranglers only and any cherokee owner. I dont have time for grandma in the stock 4 door JK.
What difference does it make who is driving or whether or not the rig is modded (or even which model it is)? Seriously, just spot the grill in on-coming traffic and wave to it
, not the shadow behind the wheel. Prejudice towards the age of the driver or the model of Jeep proves only one thing: the person's inadequate familiarity with the community. Jeepers stick together.
I've been actively involved in the "wave/no wave" discussion for a while and my emotions towards it have spanned the spectrum. I've come to the conclusion that the Jeep thing is to wave, therefore, I wave. I just raise my palm with fingers extended and, because there's no need to look at the driver, I remain focused on driving.
It's obvious that the onslaught of uncommitted JK drivers who don't understand has caused a disturbance in our community. That disturbance has led to suspicion which in turn has caused many of us to question each other's sincerity.
The fleeting population of "mall mom" and "golf dad" JK drivers (sorry. I like the labels.) will soon trade in when the fad is over. This will have a ripple effect in the Jeeper community.
- There will be fewer wanna-be Jeepers on the road
- Fewer wanna-be drivers will improve our moral
- Improved moral will lead to reduced suspicion
- Reduced suspicion will result in the revival of the wave
- A wave revival will result a sense of community again
I have to agree though that the Cherokee may be due for induction into the wave.