[Jeep meme from many emails sent to me – and I believe a few Pinterest and Facebook posts]
There’s been this discussion for a day or two on our Jeep Facebook group over the Jeep Wave. Yes, it’s a real thing. As Jeeps pass on the road, the drivers wave in solidarity – or here in Hawaii, they give the Shaka.
Someone posted something along the lines of ‘If I wave at you, wave back, dammit!’ and all hell broke loose. It was a riot of answers, most of them hilarious and making fun of the Jeep Wave and each other. Somewhere along that short line of a day or so, the whole idea of the post went viral and comments started appearing on other Facebook pages and websites. Inside of two days, the post was removed. I find this absolutely hilarious – that poking fun at a wave and at each other waving has sparked such a debate!
I’ve never really thought about it as I drive my Jeep around the island. I’ve seen people wave to me and wondered why they were waving at a complete stranger. Now that I have this background, all I can do is laugh when I see another Jeep!
But what is Jeep Wave Etiquette? Do I wave first? Does she wave first? Obviously the guy with the Big Gulp can’t wave. Maybe it’s directional – the person heading makai (towards the ocean) or Diamond Head (north) is the first to wave. Maybe the privilege belongs to whoever has the newer Jeep. Or the most after-market gear.
When I figure this out, I’ll let you know…