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March 30, 2010

If you’re on the sidewalk and someone pulls out in a car with no lights on and it’s night time, you know how signal them to turn on their lights – you flick your fingers at them like you’re trying to fling water at a bad cat who scratched the couch, right?
Seems to be cultural thing. Chiraag and Sophia had no idea what it meant.
Here’s another. When you want the check from the waiter, you air sign the credit card receipt, right? Just fake scribble in the air, and the waiter brings the bill.
In the Philippines, you stick your thumb and pointer finger out like making the letter L, which if you look at it, could also look like a check mark. As in checking off an item on a to-do list. That is how you ask for the check over there.
There is no photo to accompany this today.

3 Comments

  1. In Europe, the sign the check in the air thing is real common. This turn on the lights thing, though, I don’t know. Maybe it’s just because I would never bother to try and tell someone to turn on their lights. They’ll figure it out, eventually.

    Comment by Lyle_s — March 31, 2010 @ 5:24 am

  2. I usually point to the front of the car and yell, “Lights!” but I do know the gesture of flicking your fingers to simulate flashing your high beams. Whatever makes you happy.

    Comment by oggy — March 31, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

  3. I’m surprised you don’t know it Lyle. Or is it that you don’t know why some people bother do it?

    Comment by Rolston — April 2, 2010 @ 6:56 am

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