Monday, October 15, 2018

HIGH FIVE






I am flawed. Two things I can't do. I can't do the floss. Not my teeth, I am pretty good at that but the dance move everyone seems to be able to do. I can live with that lack but I have another failing that does bother me. I can't high five.

Looks simple doesn't it.
Having a trigger finger on my left hand thanks to a bout with my horse years ago so I can't use that hand.  I have a perfectly good right hand but it won't cooperate.

I miss the other person's hand completely, connect somewhere on their arm or only hit with the heel of my hand so there is no sound.  I think I have perfected the "whisper" high five.  I just need to make it a thing so I will be in.

I am envious of those who produce a smart slap to convey a celebratory salute.  I am totally envious of those who can do the "no look" high five.  How is that possible?

Who knows, maybe I am overthinking this but I feel a missed high five is worse than a limp handshake. When I hear the challenge, "high five" from a buddy, I cringe.

Are you good at the ole high five??  Can you floss?  Or do you even try to keep up?

44 comments :

  1. I don't even know what the floss is! Never heard of it. But yeah, I'm pretty good at high fiving. You come up with the most amazing subjects, Patti! :-)

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    1. Djan,
      Guess the floss isn't as popular as I thought, at least among seniors. Most people I know can high five--I am deficient.

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  2. I do know the floss and my younger daughter does it brilliantly. I don't! I can high five but it never looks very impressive. :D

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    1. Joey,
      Had to smile at your not "looking impressive". That is pretty much how I feel. The young do seem to be able to floss and make it look easy.

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  3. I can do the floss but until I read your blog and googled it, I didn't know that move had a name.

    I don't think I've ever tried to do a high five. Just not my generation.

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    1. Jean R,
      Wow I am impressed you can floss. I think it must be great exercise. Oddly it is my generation that keeps egging me on to high five. Maybe it makes their day to see me try so awkwardly.

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  4. My grandchildren taught me the high five. My sister's grandchildren (all much younger than mine) taught me the fist bump. I think the healthy thing now is to do an elbow bump. No idea what flossing is about. Will have to google.

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    1. Annie,
      Ask the grands about the floss. They probably know how.

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  5. How funny. Never thought about not being able to high five. I don't know what the floss is either. Guess I'll have to ask the Grands!

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    1. Barbara,
      I am pretty sure the grands can demonstrate. Don't know why I can't manage the simple maneuver of a high five. Maybe because I am so much shorter than most??

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  6. My arthritis is in my left hand, which is so good when it comes to handshakes and high fives! And I can floss too, but really like the Piksters, little brushes that come from Australia and can be found on Amazon.

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    1. Inger,
      Well you just don't have any problems with current fads. Lucky you. The movements of the floss dance confuse me.

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  7. Can high five but only ever do it with my four year old granddaughter. Can't floss!

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    1. Fun60
      Ha ha, bet your 4 year old granddaughter can teach you to floss. Seems so easy for kids and looks like a good exercise to keep one limber.

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  8. I don't even know what "the floss" is pertaining to dance. Yes I can high five but never do, I find it silly. :-)

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    1. Peggy,
      I do too especially since I can't do it. I just have a group of seniors I lunch with that persist in doing it. I would like to learn to floss for it really looks like great exercise.

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  9. I've never even heard of the floss dance until now. Wow, I am so out of it. LOL! I think I can high five, but I am not sure. The opportunity has not presented itself in quite some time. Mmm.

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    1. robin,
      Well you can practice with roger if you feel the need. You never know when someone will throw down the challenge. Callie isn't much help for me.

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  10. I guess I'm in good company in not knowing about the floss. And I find high fiving clumsy as well. But then I have very few situations where it's a thing anyway.

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    1. Linda R,
      I would have thought those athletic grands of yours would have shown you how to floss. Looks like great exercise.

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    1. Joeh,
      Hum, I bet I have the hand/eye coordination to pull that off. Now if I can just convince my friends.

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  12. I don't even remember an occasion where I needed to high five anyone. Now I have togo google the floss.

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    1. Olga,
      Good to see you here. Guess the commenting flaw has been fixed. I never had to high five till I moved here. These old gals seem to enjoy it.

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  13. I found a great YouTube on doing the Floss. I am convinced we would all be better off if we did this dance for a few minutes every day. :~) As for the high five... well that's just not me! I love your creativeness in coming up with topics to write about!

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    1. Chip Butter,
      I know, that is why I tried to learn it. It looks like great exercise. Should limber us up and work on our core.
      Thanks, I was pretty much at the bottom of the barrel this week.

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  14. I haven't a clue what the floss is and I have never high fived anyone and don't feel I have missed a thing. I must live a very sheltered life.

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    1. Snickelfritz,
      Or it could just be that you have better things to do.

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  15. I've only ever seen people high five in movies I watch and not often either. I've never heard of the floss, I'll have to go to you tube and see it.
    There is NOTHING worse than a limp handshake.

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    1. River,
      Lucky you. I keep getting asked. I think they have bets on how badly I will do. They must enjoy watching me flail about:))

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  16. You are way ahead of me...I had no idea what the floss dance move was! I'm pretty sure I couldn't do it either. As for high-fiving...I can't remember the last time I gave someone a high five so I'm not certain.

    How about a low five?

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    1. Eileen,
      Hum, a low five might work since I am so short. Let them struggle instead of me:) Thanks.

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  17. Actually, in Hawaii people don’t seem to do the High Five much. They do the “Shaka” sign though. That when you make a fist and lift up just your thumb and baby finger.

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    1. Kay,
      I have seen that done but not much here in the Ozarks. At least there is no coordination involved.

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  18. Well, sweet Patti I guess I am just an old fuddy duddy. I have never done the high-five. None of my family or friends are high-fivers...with me anyway. I have never heard of the Floss so I guess I don't do that either. I will have to Google it and see what it is. Hugs

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    1. Maggie,
      The floss is fairly new but looks like a fun and good exercise which is why I tried it. Looks simple but too many moving parts for me.

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  19. I must admit I do not like handshakes or high fives and try to avoid them whenever I can. I especially dislike it in church where I might be sitting next to someone who has been blowing his nose. I wish we would all move to the elbow greeting.

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    1. Carolyn,
      Well most of us have learned to sneeze into our elbow so perhaps we will learn to elbow bump. There is hope.

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  20. Oh, I so understand. Hold it up and let them hit your hand. :) Or do a fist bump. That works well with my totally worn out hands.

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    1. Mage,
      I will try that. Pretty sure I can handle it that way.

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  21. Dear Patti, I'm among those who don't even try to keep up. I think of it as "walking to the beat of a different drummer!" That's what helps me feel that "I"m okay; you're okay" that was so popular back in the 1980s.

    As to high-fives, my shoulders keep me from doing that. And I have no idea what a dance floss is!!!!! I need to look that up on google. Things just pass me by while other things never occur to me!!!! I'm a slow learner! Peace.

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    1. Dee,
      Unless you are around people who delight in the high five, you shouldn't be tested. The floss looks like a good exercise as you just stand in one spot.

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  22. Even not being able to high five you are light years ahead of me ... I've never even heard about a floss dance step !

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  23. Yup high 5 is all good. Buddy and I are regulars. Floss is a challenge denta waist for Buddy. My teeth are removable . The dance we are not familiar with. Gotta research it.

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