The Coffee House Philosopher
Dragging Main in a small town – Part 2
February 4, 2018
In the ‘50s and ‘60s, targeted girls in an approaching car would be most impressed when the established honking ritual was accomplished with flair and grace. The feminine description often given for this supreme result was “the living end.” But it was a real downer when a driver might send out a hopeful honk, only to be met with a resounding silence from the on-coming car.
This could become a “10” in automotive snobbery, and some mean-spirited teens took an immense delight in not returning honks, and thereby deflating the ego of inexperienced honkers. Another major teen faux pas...