“Doesn’t Everyone Do It?”

As far back as I can remember, my mom did it every time we went in the tunnel on Thompson Lane.  Every single time, she would do it, but so would everyone else and it sounded like the worst symphony of all time.

I am talking about honking your horn when you drive in a tunnel.  Doesn’t everyone do it?  Well, apparently not.

“What is your problem, (bleep)?”

“Honking my horn in the tunnel.  Do you not do that?”

“(bleep) no!  You should have your (bleep) (bleep) kicked for that?”

“Oh OK.  Have a great day!”

“(bleep) you!”

Seriously, am I missing something here?  We were the only family who did this when you went through a tunnel?  I don’t recall anyone back then who wanted to beat us up for honking the horn in the tunnel.  Maybe this where we went wrong in America when we no longer started honking going through a tunnel.

Is it annoying?  Yes.  Is it fun?  Absolutely and brings back some good memories of my youth.  (Before you say, “Bless his heart, his family didn’t do much,” You would be correct, won’t argue.)

Now I don’t do it going under a bridge, I am not that much of a jerk but if there is a tunnel, I am honking the entire way.  My kids love it and we do it all the time.  I just have to know if you did the same growing up when you were in the car with your parents or am I on an island with this.

I did it last year when I was in Boston for the Titans playoff game and went through numerous tunnels and honked the whole way. Sure, I got flipped off a few times but heard others honking as well so that gives me hope for our country.

Again, doesn’t everyone do it?  I would love to know.



  1. Beverly July 12, 2019 1:02 am  Reply

    Of course we do. People who cannot have fun should just stay home.

    • Joe Dubin July 12, 2019 1:54 am  Reply


  2. Jerry July 12, 2019 2:23 am  Reply

    Why of course and on Murfreesboro rd near airport now too!

    • Joe Dubin July 14, 2019 3:42 am  Reply

      never stop doing it either..

  3. Lori July 12, 2019 2:23 am  Reply

    Please don’t think less of me but I was proud that I didn’t do this when driving to Woodlawn this past Tuesday but the dear sweet woman we were laying to rest would have and laughed the whole way through! The fact we all refrained was talked about on the way back to our cars. She was the joy of Woodbine and this small thing brought us a small smile on a tough day.

    • Joe Dubin July 14, 2019 3:43 am  Reply

      You get a pass for this one time…but this time only…

  4. Mark riggan July 12, 2019 3:01 am  Reply

    when we rode in the tunnel back in the 60s, we looked forward to it. but then again, we looked forward to catching lightning bugs then too

    • Joe Dubin July 14, 2019 3:42 am  Reply

      The best of times!

  5. Skip Woolwine July 12, 2019 3:04 am  Reply

    Absolutely did that. Today, too. And I’ve extended it to situations where the (beeping) doofus in front of me in the left lane won’t move the (beep) over and let faster traffic pass!

    • Joe Dubin July 14, 2019 3:43 am  Reply

      Skip, don’t get beat up. I couldn’t handle that….lol

  6. Riley July 12, 2019 3:28 am  Reply

    My parents did and so did I until they widened and raised it. Somehow, the magic was gone when they rebuilt that RR overpass.

    • Joe Dubin July 14, 2019 3:44 am  Reply

      Yeh, but the spirit is still in you..keep doing it…

  7. Wayne Coward July 16, 2019 2:08 am  Reply

    Absolutely. My parents did it, my kids love it and it lets those bicyclist know to get out of the way.

    • Joe Dubin July 22, 2019 2:45 am  Reply

      Good for you. We need a long tunnel in Donelson now…

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