I’ve been travelling to Utah to work for about nine years now – first with Intel then with Novell; I’ve lived and worked in the state for nearly four years.
When I first visited one of my colleagues from the LANDesk team – a returned LDS missionary and LDS Bishop – told me that missionaries always wave if you sound your horn and wave when you drive past them.
That started a silly game. “Honking at Missionaries”. Don’t blame me. Blame a Bishop from Pleasant Grove, UT.
In the past nine years I’ve had fun honking at missionaries in Nottingham, London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester in the UK. Also in Auckland, New Zealand, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia – and in many places across the US.
Most fun is the high concentration in Utah itself. I always honk and wave; I’ve got a 100% hit rate on the return wave.
I’d be really interested to hear from any return-missionaries – is this part of the training at the MTC? Or are missionaries just ‘nice people’…
Disclaimer: I’m not LDS and this really was started by an LDS Bishop..