We (wife & myself) had a somewhat strange/humorous incident this afternoon. While stopped at a traffic light, I noticed the car beside me slowly moving. I glaced over and saw four well-dressed Asian businessmen in a rental car. With the large research park here, it's not unusual to see foreign visitors.
Anyway, as I glanced over, the guy in the passenger seat was looking towards the front of my truck, motioning hard for the driver to pull forward. Once up far enough, both were looking and talking excitingly about my winch. The two in the back could not see, but the guys in front were describing. After a few seconds, the passenger in the back saw I was looking and motioned for me to back up so he could see. I considered ignoring him, but eventually did.
At that point, all four were seemingly fascinated by, even ecstatic about, my winch. Indeed, their big smiles, excited conversation, and animated hand gestures (pointing, hooking motions like attaching a winch cable, etc) gave the impression they had never seen a winch before. The rear passenger, smiling big, even gave me two big thumbs up. Of course, I'm thinking to myself it's a freaking winch - not that big of a deal. Regardless, this continued for several minutes until the light changed (I went straight and they turned).
I've had some strange incidents on the road, but this was one for the books. Do these people not have winches? Is it that unusual there to see a winch on a truck?