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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dude...

I've got craploads to do today but I had to write this down before I forgot it...

We were on the way to school this morning, following an old Jeep Cherokee... the hatch was held closed by duct tape; there was a Hunting and Fishing - American Traditions bumper sticker displayed beside one that said One Man + One Woman = Marriage; a big, grizzly guy in a camouflage cap was driving... pretty typical fare for Pigsknuckle.

So, we're stopped at a light and a man steps off the curb to cross at the intersection. He's a mechanic, clearly, as he's just come out of a garage and he's dressed in a grease-stained uniform. As he moves in front of the Jeep, he waves at the driver. The guy in the Jeep waves back... like this...

Yes, the big, grizzly, conservative hunter/fisherman waved at the mechanic with the universal I love you sign.

Ryan and I looked at each other and burst out laughing.

Ry: Dude... that was somewhat... odd... and maybe even a little inappropriate!

Me (laughing harder): Maybe he's missing those two fingers!

Ry (snorting now): Either way, I guess it's nice that he's spreadin' the love!

I totally love it that my kid has a (and by 'a' I mean 'my') sense of humor, especially first thing in the morning!

26 comments:

namaste said...

WOW! Scary! Did you check to make sure he didn't follow you home? Oh, and btw.... thanks for catching my Mother's Day comment. Those flowers did keep well!

mo.stoneskin said...

Brilliant anecdote. Reckon their probably in a secret organisation bent on world domination.

Jane! said...

Here that means I love U - as in the Univ of U.
Maybe the bumper stickers are just a decoy.
;o)

A Woman Of No Importance said...

I never knew that was what that hand signal meant - I thought it was a rock thing! Shows how thick I am at the best of times - Ryan would just run rings around me - Lol! xox

Sam_I_am said...

Gives new meaning to Elton John singing "Can You Feel The Love Tonight."

Heather said...

Nice!! I love it! Maybe he was confused? Or like you said, maybe he was missing those two fingers. :)

blognut said...

That is hysterical! I kind of want to find that guy and ask him what that was all about. Do that, will ya'?

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

You have such good "on the way to school" stories. i love it.

Michelle said...

LOL! That would make me laugh too!

Protege said...

Ha, you NEVER see anyone fitting that description here, nor do you see such greetings. Sometimes I miss the US.;))
That moment you shared with Ryan; imagine how many more there will be in the future when she gets older. I envy you that.;))

Andy said...

Random bumper stickers proclaiming religious beliefs never seem to match up with the driver's disposition.

Ronda's Rants said...

I, too wonder if it means something else...some sorta gang member sign Tee Hee!
BTW You won!
Pigsnuckle does have a Starbucks now, don't they?

J Cosmo Newbery said...

It is one of the great joys of parenthood, when your kids are able to share a joke with you. And I don't mean when they piss themselves laughing at your Mr Rabbit impression.

jill said...

such a great way to start the day! thanks for sharing the laughter with us!

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

haha. that's cute. I think I'll start waving the I love you sign at all the backwoods lookin' folk that I found around S. Texas. That means I'll be holding my hand up quite a bit! :-)

Lee said...

I can't even make that sign. Does that mean I wouldn't fit in at Pigsknuckle?

Lisa said...

In the pagan world, that is the sign of the horned god ( the male aspect of deity)
interesting xx

Braja said...

I was going to say what Lisa said; it's something different to rednecks, surely :))

Coachdad said...

Too funny... just a man getting in touch with his sensitive side.

Annie K said...

I'm hoping that dude just mixed up the sign for I love you and hang loose. Yes, he must've meant hang loose.... Or he's a girly man.

Jenners said...

I envy your relationship with your daughter. I really do.

Mel said...

HA!! You know it's always those people who are actually "those" people. wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Michelle said...

Dude I love you!!!

Nuff said!!!

dec0r8or said...

Hey, my daughter and I call each other "dude" too! LOL! I love that my kid has a (my) sense of humor too--it makes car rides MUCH more interesting. Your kid sounds pretty smart for a nine-year-old, too.

Maithri said...

Maybe it was some kind of strange sarcastic joke...

Like heres somethin youre never getting from me...

Or maybe he was just a sensitive new age guy underneath that gruff conservative bigot exterior....

Either way, makes for a great story, And you tell em like no other...

Lotsa love,

M

Stu Pidasso said...

Didn't know that it was a universal sign for I love you. Gives me a whole new slant on the rock concerts I've been to.