Beeping, Yelling, and Hand Gestures - 07

Updated: Jul 26



Beeping, Yelling, and Hand Gestures

I was driving to the Dead Sea with my mother when she was visiting us about 15 years ago. Suddenly she asked me, "Did you always talk to other drivers, or did you just start doing that since you moved to Israel?"


That was a revelation to me. I had not noticed but she was indeed correct. I was rhetorically speaking to other drivers constantly. "Are you going to turn? ... Move already ... The light's green—bozo!" And along with all that, a regular dose of beeping my horn. And all this is done usually with some creative gesture with my hand. No—not that one—just putting my hand up in the air and twisting it. At worst, the most