The repetitious act of a high school teenager (or teenagers) driving down the main highway (or more likely, the only highway) through a podunk town, turning around at a certain landmark, driving back down the main highway, turning around at a second landmark, and repeating the process until seeing another person with whom the teenager desires to hang out. The nonsense could have been avoided with a simple phone call.
RA = Reasonable Adult who is concerned with both safety and gas prices.
TA = Teenager with or without a driver's license, yet has access to a vehicle.
RA: "So what did you kids do last Friday night?"
TA: "Oh, we just went looping."
TA: "Yeah, we were driving around town until we saw some friends to meet up with."
RA: "Well why didn't you just pick up the phone and call them?"
TA: "I don't know. I guess there's just an element of divine intervention and meeting up with girls."
RA: "So you met up with girls?"
TA: "No, not this time."
RA: "Do you ever meet up with girls?"
TA: "Well not yet, but there is still the possibility."
RA: "Well isn't there a place you can go to meet girls?"
TA: "Not really, we would have to drive 45 minutes to go anywhere nice."
RA: "So your town is so podunk you have to go looping around it instead of all meeting up somewhere?"
TA: "Pretty much."