When I started driving, I was taught that (occasionally) you might let someone in your lane (or out of it) or do other such nice, courteous things. And if someone did the same for you, you waved in some fashion to thank them.
I’m not trying to say that everyone should, and if you cut someone off you don’t thank them afterwards, or they might give you that “special” wave of one finger ( ), but isn’t anyone polite anymore?
I try to give ground to at least one person who asks politely (i.e. using their turn signal) a day. I think over the past, say, 6 months, I’ve had ONE PERSON wave a thank you, whereas I ALWAYS* do.
Am I unusual (or unreasonable) to do/expect this, or is this another sign of the trend away from politeness?
Do you thank people for on-the-road politenesses?
*Or almost always; I’m sure I forget occasionally, but I really try not to.