Why Do People Wave at and Wave From Boats ?

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Why Do People Wave at and Wave From Boats ?
« on: 10/10/2011 14:16:09 »
Dearest Peeps With An 'ology in Waving.

As a sheepy I of course luff to wave....especially at boats. It's all I think about really. From the moment I awake , waving at boats is all I think about. Well done the bloke who invented 'waving at boats'.

Look...here are some peeps...can ewe guess what they are doing ?



Pictures Of People Doing Something Which Ewe Must Guess At !

Lets face it !!...if we all spent more time waving at boats than waving our fists then the world would be a happier place !

Now then, I do not wave at people as they drive by in their car , or lorry....or people on a train or bus or horsey....but ....if I am aboard a boat or see people on a boat I am more than likely to have a ' wave-at-people ' moment !...why's that then ?

What's the psychology of waving at people on boats ?

As a firm believer in empirical study I made a boat out of paper and drew spme people on it.....I placed it in the bath and gathered the family around....We just could not help ourselves...the compulsion to wave was strong and we waved....even when the boat sunk !

so, Why Do People Wave at and Wave From Boats ?

I realise some people may wave at people on other forms of transport but boats win hands down !

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Why Do People Wave at and Wave From Boats ?
« Reply #1 on: 10/10/2011 15:20:46 »
What about this boat sheepy?

Would you wave to the mugs peeps on this boat?

If you would only wave if it were sailing on the Thames, but not when causing a bloody traffic jam driving around Parliament Square, I would venture to guess that it has something to do with waves. The wet watery ones, I mean.

Do you wave at waves while dipping your tootsies in the briney at the seaside?

Ahoy thar me hearties!

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« Last Edit: 10/10/2011 15:26:04 by Don_1 »
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Why Do People Wave at and Wave From Boats ?
« Reply #2 on: 10/10/2011 15:23:25 »
I live in a little village in Bulgaria near to the Turkish border.  For the last few months the main European Highway from the border has been closed and much of the traffic diverted through our cobble streeted village.  My mate and I can oft-times mid afternoon be found sitting outside a local bar hostelry sampling the local beverages.  Two coaches pass us each day, one from Istanbul the other returning to said Capital.  Both drivers started to acknowledge us so we raised our glasses in homage to them.  Now they honk at us as they pass and often passengers raise their imaginary glasses as they covet our cold beers.  Turkish long distance lorry drivers now give us a blast on their air horns.  They sound like an ocean liner.  Often the lorries travel in convoys and they all give us a blast.  So I guess my mate and I must have some ship like qualities or perhaps we have just become a local landmark.


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« Reply #3 on: 10/10/2011 18:04:57 »
What about this boat sheepy?

That looks more like a duck. And you know what they say -

"If it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck."

People around here always wave, whether in boats or in cars. When I'm out walking the dogs I even have a fake Queenie arm sewn on my jacket to wave at all the people in their cars cos I get too tired to wave at them myself.
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