Back when I first began dating I was told by my elders to always walk up to the door and knock rather than expect my date to come running at the honk of the horn, I always did this and even today have a hard time expecting anyone to meet me in their driveway.
When we are picking up a friend Cindy has suggested, "just honk the horn" but I just can’t bring myself to do so, I still end up walking to the door to knock rather than honk, a matter of respect in my opinion.
Back when the daughter started dating this was a source of embarrassment for her on more than one occasion, I finally got my point made with the majority, but especially had a hard time with one, just for fun we will call him Brad.
The daughter was frantically getting ready for her date with Brad, she had just walked into the living room when the sound of Brads car pulling into the driveway got our attention, a loud horn honk and the daughter with purse in hand sprinted for the door, “Be back later” she shouted.
Wait I yelled, motion for that boy to come inside, I want to talk to him a minute, she reluctantly did and he sat through the old "Ain't nobody going to honk a horn and expect my daughter to come running" speech.
Next time he pulled into the driveway the same thing happened, only this time I was nearly to his door when he shut the car off and jumped out yelling sorry, sorry, from then on there was a knock at the door each time he came by, that boy was a slow learner, can’t really say that I miss him.
Sitting on the porch just this morning a lady that we see everyday walking her dog came by, just as they got in front of the gate there was a single bark to which our little dog Dixie jumped up and ran to meet him at the gate.
Good mornings were exchanged and the dogs rubbed noses, sniffed, licked, wagged tails, and did all the usual things that dogs always do, the lady laughed and said "He has a girlfriend at Every Gate"
Kind of reminds me of Brad, I really think that he did too. As far as the dogs go, I guess I'm going to have a long talk with that boy.
What do you think of people who honk the horn and expect you to come running?