Why am i getting random honks?

Almost every time I've gone out in the past week, I've been getting random honks from other cars driving by me, me driving by them, etc. Just 10 minutes ago, I was stopped at a left turn light, and a car passing by me honked the second they passed me, and I know that it wasn't at anyone else because we were the only two cars at the intersection at the time. I think people are doing this because I know I'm not normal looking and very hard on the eyes, other interactions I've had with different people have also suggested this. And, I know that this person who honked already saw what I looked like because a little further back, they were waiting to turn right onto the road and had to wait until I drove past them, and were in clear view to see me. They then turned, drove behind me, I merged left to stop at the red left turn light, and they kept forward towards the green straight ahead light, and fucking honked. Like I said, there was no one else there. And, I never got close to being in their way. No comments saying I'm a troll please! I just want to find out from other random down to earth people, which this site has lots of, why random people would honk at someone they didn't know when that person was nowhere near being in their way. I can't think of any reason besides my appearance on why they're doing this.

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  • There's probably something wrong with your car.

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  • Check your car for burned out brake lights and burned out turn signals. Then, test your appearance theory. Wear sunglasses and count the honks.

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  • Are you female or chinese?

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  • Throw pennies at them?

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    • I don't know about doing that. Do you think that some people would honk at someone just for finding them grotesquely ugly?

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      • I certainly wouldn't. Do not drive quite slowly?

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        • When going the speed limit, they still enough time to see me. What is wrong with some people today to where they gotta honk at someone just because they hate the way they look?

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          • I dunno.

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            • I'm actually not worried about it anymore. I've driven again several times since and have not gotten any honks like that again. I may've just let my self-esteem mess with me. And even if they did honk because they though I was ugly, I probably shouldn't have let it ruin my day.

              And also, I didn't think of that they could've honked because they mistakened me for someone they know who drives a similar looking car. My car is not abnormal looking, and if it was, then maybe they would've honked just because I had a weird looking car

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  • There's probably something wrong with your car that you're not seeing and they're trying to tell you?

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  • Maybe you got burned out lights, maybe you're driving with your high beams on, or driving too slow, hogging lanes, or doing something stupid.
    Maybe there is something wrong with your car.

    I remember passing a woman once, whose car exhaust had broken and was dragging on the ground and there were sparks. Every car that passed her honked. I honked at her too, she gave me a confused look, completely oblivious to the light show and noise... fucking idiot...

    If you were in front of me at a set of lights and you sat on green, or were driving in two lanes, I would definitely lay on the horn.

    Be sure you are not doing anything stupid behind the wheel.

    I doubt someone would honk at you just for being ugly...

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    • You're right. I've driven again numerous times since when the honk thing happened and it has not happened again. I was probably letting my low self-esteem get the better of me.

      Also, I didn't think that they may've also honked at me because they mistakened me for someone they know who drives a nearly identical car

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    • I was wondering if you could give us a long explanation of how to repair a dragging exhaust, I mean like a REALLY long presentation.

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      • Come on, you're gonna have to do better than that to make me talk... Fixing a dragging exhaust is easy XD

        You buy a new retaining clamp and probably a bolt (10mm usually) and bolt the exhaust into place, or go for the temporary and dirt cheap solution - some metal wire to hold up the exhaust...

        I can not drag this out any longer.

        Now if you ask me about something like changing the head gasket on my 635CSI BMW project car, I could go on for quite some time, spent a week replacing that XD
        Or properly fitting a new head unit to my C-class Mercedes, spent a few hours on that getting it just right. Removing and refitting the wood trim is a hassle and a half on it's own.

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        • Oh get this - so tonight I was changing the oil on mine and my room mate's car. I had the driver side of her car up (in the USA the driver side is on the left) and decided to inspect the suspension. I grabbed the wheel at 3 and 9 o'clock and started shaking it and it moved pretty easy and I heard knocking. Outer tie rod end was shot. I thought, "Damn she been driving around with it like that?" and suddenly my stomach started hurting.
          Well, tomorrow (really later today) I get to change that out.

          You see megadriver, I do know plenty about cars and how to work on them, but I despise the god damn things. Whether Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, Pontiac, Ford, Dodge, Renault... they all have one thing in common - being headaches.

          AND... when I do work on them, I often do so without breaking any of my fake nails. Us trannies can do stuff like that.

          The classic muscle cars are not bad though. The 1968 Mercury cougar being my fav. https://i.pinimg.com/736x/1a/5a/dc/1a5adc4dcf50b5a2d42245c08dfb3669.jpg

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          • How did your roommate not notice that... Suspension issues are usually very easy to diagnose.
            Good thing you are fixing it, bad suspension leads to crashes.
            Anyway, well done on the job and doing that with fake nails.

            Whenever I work on any of my cars, I always get hurt in some way. Small bruises, cuts...
            Good thing I'm not a woman, I'd probably look like crap, cause I can't stay safe XD

            I do agree on the muscle car thing. That Cougar looks sick. If I had a lot more money, I'd love me a 1969 Boss Mustang, 1959 Cadillac Eldorado (sexiest car of the opulent, we can do anything era in the States) and a Plymouth Fury just like Christine from the movie XD
            All tuned to plus 500hp, almost undriveable, tire shredders. Just how an American muscle car should be.
            But American muscle cars are expensive as fuck in Europe... Getting them licensed is also a bitch and a half.

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  • I'm gonna need a picture to answer this.

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  • Seems like bad interactions come in waves.
    Like life is normal most of the time but then for some odd reason for a few days, everyone seems to be acting like a prick.

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    • I think that the warming weather is also worsening attitudes, even though it's not hot yet. Up until the second week in March here, every day was in the teens, 20s, and 30s. Now every day's in the 50s and 60s, and even that seems to make a difference. When it's very cold, it seems that people are more simmered down, closed up in their heavy coats and not being as interested to poke around seeing who they can stir up. They just want to get inside and not worry so much about all the shit out and around outside. Once it gets to like 50 or above, that all changes and people are more willing to stay outside more and seek around what's what, to seek what pleases them, what they see that bothers them, etc.

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      • Like I tell people, warmer weather brings out the critters.
        Squirrels, more birds, wasps, spiders, annoying humans, walmart people...

        But I really doubt people are honking because of your appearance.
        There is a slim chance they are being nostalgic about this commercial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyDwRAMyN5M

        Dig the kid on the bike doing a cherry picker around 23 seconds.

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        • You're probably right. I have driven numerous times again since then, and have not gotten another questionable honk. If I looked like the freakin wolf man, I'd probably be getting honks every single time I went out. I was probably being paranoid, low self-esteem.

          And, they may've mistakened me for someone they know who drives a similar car

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