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    The Edsell Wave

    Ok, for those of you who don't know, Citroen drivers traditionally will wave at one another passing in traffic, in my past, driving older Pugs this was also quite common especially 203s and 403s. This practice is becoming extinct as new Citroen owners stray from their buying patterns to sample the Citroen experience.

    So, here I am this morning driving in heavy traffic, two lanes bumper to bumper, in my side mirror I can see an XM moving up on me, my heart was racing (another XM is rarely seen, but to encounter one in traffic... just doesn't happen) My window is down and I prepare for the wave of all waves, almost a salute accompanied by a cheery smile. If I am to read the reaction correctly, the response, in a gesture of a hand that did not leave the steering wheel and a look that defies description, would say "hmm you bought an Edsell too, you poor bugger".

    Just have to mark this one down to experience, and not allow it to detract from my enthusiasm. solidarity, keep the wave going

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    Chris
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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    GreenBlood,

    You obviously didn't follow my instructions I gave on the Cit Board a few months ago. It has to be done step at a time.

    #1 Spot oncoming car.
    #2 Confirm identity (ie) BX - CX - DS - XM - Xantia - Xsara etc.
    #3 Wind window down
    #4 Start to smile(not too cheesey it puts 'em off)
    #5 Flash lights
    #6 Wave from steering position
    #7 (if no response) hand out of window & wave
    #8 If still no response - turn wave into "the bird"
    #9 If STILL no response, hang out window & Yell "IGNORANT %r!(+" as you drive past.
    #10 Don't stop if he turns around & starts to follow you

    It always works; you ALWAYS get a response of some sort

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    Alan,

    Love your technique LOL in my encounter this morning I was the inocent victim, my prospect was behind me in the right hand lane moving a little quicker than my lane, you should have seen that Edsell look as he moved past me, everthing was in slow motion, my enthusiasm turning to confusion as I was rejected by a brother. No aussiefrog sticker on his car, could explain why he was such a miserable sh#t.

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    I don't get too many wavers when I'm in the Berlingo so I have pretty well gaven up.
    The eastern suburbs are full of B vans. I would suffer severe RSI if I took the challenge.

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    aaahh the wave...my problem is that you see so few of the older citroens on the road anymore..
    the other problem is when I am hooning around in my Alfa spider(74)...I keep wanting to wave and then realise I'm not in my D and quickly withdraw..not wanting to be rejected...maybe I could hang a citroen flag out the window..like the footie fans do when there team has won!!
    Ideas anyone??
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