Validation, really? Still, you seem bothered by it.For what its worth, it was nice to hear my use of a horn in this scenario, and my general thoughts on the the horn, be validated by discussion with a local LEO.
Its not that deep Bro. Use it, dont use it.. I do not give it all that much thought and do not think its all that deserving of deep ponderance. I accept that laying on the horn generally puts you squarely on the radar of someone who may otherwise have not taken a whole lot of notice if you. How someone processes and interprets non verbal communication often depends substantially on the nature of the person receiving the signal and not the intention behind signal to begin with. In otherwords, it doesnt really matter how kindly your intentions may have been. Personally, I do not have much use for horn blowing. I consider it something of a bygone era.