Dylan was right – the times, they are “a changing”
Even as recently as last year, I could drive through any section of roadworks and lift my hand from the wheel to give a simple wave to the workers, or the guy holding the ‘SLOW’ sign, and I would always get a wave or a nod back. Sometimes there’d even be a subtle “G’day” mouthed between us.
Yesterday however, I was driving through some roadworks on my way in to work, and sure enough, there was a guy holding the ‘SLOW’ sign. As I approached, I instinctively lifted my right hand off the wheel and gave the wave. Instead of the corresponding wave, I got a “what the freak are you looking at” sneer. If that wasn’t strange enough, I looked in my mirror as I drove past, and the guy’s eyes followed me, and he kept that look going for a good 10 seconds afterwards (watching just watching like a vampire).
I hope that he is just a new guy, not fully trained in the way of the signholder. Please someone tell me that he is the exception and not the rule. Please?