Living and working in Alabama, you expect good manners and polite behavior. Southern hospitality and all that.
Except on the roads of Huntsville.
Question for Huntsvillians: Why no thank-you waves in traffic? I slow down, let you merger easily, you just drive on like I HAD to do it. I didn't. So, give me the wave, huh?
Back in Jax, a full-blown NFL city with 1M+ residents, thank-you waves were taken for granted; you let someone in, you get the wave, you give a you're-welcome wave back, and we all go on our merry way. Here in this less-congested, more laid-back small city, it's bad enough we all drive like we're at Talledega but the lack of common courtesy is disconcerting. Think of my blood pressure, will ya'?
Personally, I blame it on the Yankees that move here. They're a rude people. So let's do what we can to educate them, shall we?
Give us a wave!