When I was in high school a strange phenomenon would occur (almost) every afternoon around 3:05pm. If standing in the parking lot, one would oddly start to hear one or two horn start ‘tooting’. As if by sheer magic, or immature novelty, all the horns in the school parking lot would start blaring.
I often refer(red) to theses times as the ‘procession of horns’. What exactly is the compelling reason to ‘toot your horn’ just because the person in front of you (or behind you) is doing it?
This question long evaded me for roughly 2.5 years while I went to college in another small town in Indiana. Sure it was a college town, but let’s be honest – there was never what you would call a traffic jam.
It wasn’t until I moved to New York City that I heard a different, but similar, procession of horns.
If you’re not moving, chances are the person in front of you can’t move either nor can the person in front of them. I understand that in some cases the horn serves a useful purpose, but ‘tooting your horn’ just because the person behind you is doing so is no excuse for you to do so.
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