In my travels, I have put a couple hundred miles up and down the old roadways, and I have noticed (as Russ mentioned), not many RV'ers wave back,You pass them and give them a friendly wave and you usually get the Hairy eyeball or the frown. Seriously? Even at fuel stops, you see a fellow RV'er, and either wave or say hello, and you get the cold shoulder,,(can feel the frost even on a 100 degree day). Now, there are a few and I mean veryyyyyyyy few that will wave back or even acknowledge your existance in their little world. (Not counting the yuppies with their face glued to their I-phone).
I had to sit and ponder the situation,, (Yes, I ponder a lot in my old age). I have concluded,(new word I lernt on Mr. Rogers neighborhood tv show),, that,, the majority of the NON wavers, are in a really pissed off grumpy,just want to get the family vacation trip over with and get these screaming little monster spawn kids back in school and out of my hair type RV'ers.. They are the so-called weekend warriors,, or the I HAVE to do this to keep the wife happy. I have catagorized several typeS of RV'ers. The ones that top the list for NON wavers are the pencil pushers who grind away at a desk in a small office with very little recognition of a job well done, who have a house costing more then they will ever make in a life-time, and already have 4 mortgages against it.. The wife gets the idea, (no offense ladies,,this is my story,) to have ole hubby go get a shiney ,fancy Mcmonster RV and take the family on a cross country road trip. Let the kids see the sights and monuments along the way, and so call ROUGH it in the great out doors. To have a nice campfire with hot dogs and marshmellows and tell stories.... Screeeeeeeeech,,, quit halt,,,,, That sounds all fine and dandy, but lets get back into the real world. You first must get the kids phones out of their hands,, listen for the next 12 hrs how their life is ruined if they can't tweet,text,or update their facebook status ever 3 minutes to all their friends.And listen to their whining,, this is boringgggg and are we there yet? are we there yet? every 22 seconds. About this time,, dad is about to blow a gasket and at 75mph, slams the brakes and everyone goes tumbling down the center isle of the RV..Dad pulls off to the side of the road and reads them the riot act of how everyone is going to have SO MUCH FUN, that it will take 2 weeks to get the smile off their faces,(National Lampoons vacation theme).Now that the family is informed of how much fun they are expected to have,, Dad finds a nice RV park with plenty of shade trees and wide lanes. dad finds a nice pull through and manuvers the MCMonster rig into the space, raking a branch down the whole side of the RV and taking off the passenger mirror and part of the rear ladder rack. Ok,, Dad has it parked, Time to have fun, right? Far from it,, Now this is the first RV dad has ever driven or even messed with, So dad reads the little manual on how to empty the waste tank,, Dad says, no problem, its not like its rocket science,,right? Dad gets the hose connected from the RV to the hole in the ground,, easy peasy. Dad pulls the valve open and whooooosh,,, alrighty,, its draining. Only problem,,, with the sudden rush of water and ummmm waste, the hose jumps out of the hole and well,,*&%$* goes flooding everywhere,, and dad panics and grabs the end attempting to get it back into the hole where it belongs,,,, after several attempts and the initial pressure relaxes,, dad gets the hose back into the hole as the last couple of quarts of waste empty out of the hose. Dad is standing there ankle deep in a big mess as onlookers laugh quietly among themselves. Its always fun to undress at the entry way pretty much in front of the neighbors, so you dont track in all that *&%$* that you just got hosed with. We having fun Dad? You betcha. You survive the weekend with the kids complaining and whining, blah blah blah,, and head back home.. And along the way,, you see several *happy campers toodling down the road in their older, paid in full RV's and waving a friendly hello. All dad wants to do is get home, and quite possibly put an ad on ebay to sell his kids,(not really ,but he did giggle thinking about it).
They finally get home and dad get the RV parked along side the house, unload all their gear and dirty laundry, and asks the kids,, did yall have fun? and before the kids can answer,,, He said they had better say yes, because thats what family vacations are for,,, Having so much fun,,, the smile will take 2 weeks to wipe off their faces. The kids say, sure, what ever, and run into the house to get on their computers to update,tweet or whatever they do now a days. Mom and Dad settle in the house sitting on the couch, and look at each other, and say,,, same time next year? Sure,,, we will have soooo much fun,,
NOW YOU KNOW WHY THERE ARE GRUMPY NON WAVERS.
(I know I'm weird with these antics,, but not to worry, my folks had me tested ).
P.S.... If I'm traveling and pass you and I wave, and you don't, I will turn around and follow you to the next pull off, and walk right up to your window and tell you out-right, you had better wave back or I will have to take your justice league of America membership card.
Happy travels all,, be safe and enjoy.