Do You Want 2 Fingers or 1?
A lot of cyclists may have issues with this one, but I’m not afraid to admit that I give the middle finger to any driver doing something dangerous or stupid. I’ll even give them the finger when I see them doing something stupid to someone else while I’m rolling by. But I’m not biased…..I’ll also give a hand gesture to drivers doing something good and friendly as well.
I find that I flip off a lot more people here in Grenada than I’ve ever done anywhere else, but that’s also because of the tight conditions we deal with on the roads over here. But I also have no problem giving the peace sign or a hang loose to any of the nice drivers.
Grenada is a small island, so I seem to do a lot of two finger salutes as friends drive by. It’s interesting that the people I know are the ones always giving me lots of space. Even though the island is pretty tiny, I’m happy to say that I haven’t yet run into someone who said to me….“Hey, aren’t you the guy who flipped the finger at me last week?” Whew.
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