1. No matter the relationship, we’re gonna wave at you.
Do you know the jogger passing in front of you at the crosswalk or the frazzled woman in the Sedan pulling out of the Piggly Wiggly? Maybe, but probably not. As a Southerner, you feel a type of obligation to stretch your hand out for at least three seconds and give a nod to every person you see passing by. We like to acknowledge your presence, even if we don’t know you.
If you don’t wave first, you’re weird. If you don’t reciprocate a wave that you receive, you’re just an asshole.