Why they don't wave

Was posted in another forum, Had to repost here

Top Ten Reasons Why Harley Riders Don’t Wave Back

  1. Afraid it will invalidate warranty.
  2. Leather and studs make it too heavy to raise arm.
  3. Refuse to wave to anyone whose bike is already paid for.
  4. Afraid to let go of handlebars because they might vibrate off.
  5. Rushing wind would blow scabs off the new tattoos.
  6. Angry because just took out second mortgage to pay luxury tax on new Harley.
  7. Just discovered the fine print in owner’s manual and realized H-D is partially owned by Honda.
  8. Can’t tell if other riders are waving or just reaching to cover their ears like everyone else.
  9. Remembers the last time a Harley rider waved back, he impaled his hand on spiked helmet.
  10. They’re too tired from spending hours polishing all that chrome to lift their arms.

Top Ten Reasons Why Gold Wing Riders Don’t Wave Back

  1. Wasn’t sure whether other rider was waving or making an obscene gesture.
  2. Afraid might get frostbite if hand is removed from heated grip.
  3. Has arthritis and the past 400 miles have made it difficult to raise arm.
  4. Reflection from etched windshield momentarily blinded him.
  5. The espresso machine just finished.
  6. Was actually asleep when other rider waved.
  7. Was in a three-way conference call with stockbroker and accessories dealer.
  8. Was distracted by odd shaped blip on radar screen.
  9. Was simultaneously adjusting the air suspension, seat height, programmable CD player, seat temperature and satellite navigation system.
  10. Couldn’t find the “auto wave back” button on dashboard.

Top 10 Reasons Sportbikers Don’t Wave:

  1. They have not been riding long enough to know they’re supposed to.
  2. They’re going too fast to have time enough to register the movement and respond.
  3. You weren’t wearing bright enough gear.
  4. If they stick their arm out going that fast they’ll rip it out of the socket.
  5. They’re too occupied with trying to get rid of their chicken strips.
  6. They look way too cool with both hands on the bars or they don’t want to unbalance themselves while standing on the tank.
  7. Their skin tight-kevlar-ballistic-nylon-kangaroo-leather suits prevent any position other than fetal.
  8. Raising an arm allows bugs into the armholes of their tank tops.
  9. It’s too hard to do one-handed stoppies.
  10. They were too busy slipping their flip-flop back on.

Top Ten Reasons Why BMW Riders Don’t Wave Back

  1. New Aerostich suit too stiff to raise arm.
  2. Removing a hand from the bars is considered “bad form.”
  3. Your bike isn’t weird enough looking to justify acknowledgement.
  4. Too sore from an 800-mile day on a stock “comfort” seat.
  5. Too busy programming the GPS, monitoring radar, listening to ipod, XM, or talking on the cell phone.
  6. He’s an Iron Butt rider and you’re not!.
  7. Wires from Gerbings is too short.
  8. You’re not riding the “right kind” of BMW.
  9. You haven’t been properly introduced.
  10. Afraid it will be misinterpreted as a friendly gesture.

Top Ten Reasons Why 'Scooter Riders Don’t Wave Back

  1. Can’t wave with cigarette and cell phone in hand.
  1. They think the wave means they forgot their headlights on during the day.

[quote=“TainanCowboy”]Top Ten Reasons Why 'Scooter Riders Don’t Wave Back

  1. Can’t wave with cigarette and cell phone in hand.[/quote]

while also carrying fishing poles and a lunch pail.

  1. Too busy picking their nose and squeezing pimples.

  2. (Female) Too busy applying makeup.

They’re concentrating on road safety and caution, paying respect to other drivers therefore they would rather risk offence by not waving compared with risking a serious accident.

Too busy ducking oncoming traffic and can’t see you because their exhaust is to noisy so it hurts their ears and they have to squeeze their eyes shut … :s

[quote=“golfmade”][quote=“TainanCowboy”]Top Ten Reasons Why 'Scooter Riders Don’t Wave Back

  1. Can’t wave with cigarette and cell phone in hand.[/quote]

while also carrying fishing poles and a lunch pail.[/quote]

And a baby (seen that a few times…craddling a baby in one arm while steering with the other).

It’s just bloody rude, that’s all. I ALWAYS wave to other Nissan drivers when I see them and they NEVER wave back. What’s with that?

4)Hard to wave while balancing a refrig in one hand and reaching for the bing lang refill

5)too busy thinking how much better their 11year old scooter would look with a louis vuitton seat cover

  1. Afraid to get hands too far away from brakes in anticipation of the next stupid thing someone will inevitably do.

I think the best I’ve seen was a guy having a smoke and eating a hot dog. That’s talent!

Why would they wave? Many Taiwanese are under the impression that other people don’t really exist, they’re just illusions. When you’ve reached that level of self love that they have, why would you stand in line, flush the toilet, park between the lines, wash your hands, not pick your nose in public, not run away after running over another human or wave?
I think it’s got something to do with upbringing, NOBODY IS AS IMPORTANT AS YOU!
This comment does not represent the Taiwanese population as a whole, just the beautiful ones.