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The horn is a weapon that all Argentines who own a vehicle have.

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“Your horn doesn't help me”: I read that phrase on a car window one afternoon when I got caught by a traffic jam. Judging from the abuse in using that resource, it could be said that many people in Argentina are convinced that it does.

Because, as if it didn't catch up with the traffic itself, there are those who like to add their sound share to the jam and catch us in a nightmare of cars around us and incessant horns. No musicator could choose the perfect atmosphere for that horror film better.

A traffic light that goes from red to yellow already comes with horns intended for the one who is first in the row, immediate, without contemplating the minimum time that any human being can take to bring his hand to the lever and put first. A bad maneuver — for lack of driving expertise or eventual distraction — receives the horn with anger, as if the propelling man was waiting for the moment to unload all his anger through that means.

To draw the attention of the person who left the car badly parked, to warn that we are already at the door, to accompany a street harassment, to greet a friend who is walking, to lift the toll barrier: the horn is a weapon that all Argentines have a vehicle. Be careful: do not shake our hand at the time of use.

Publication Date: 19/04/2018

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