It’s a bummer when you miss a high five. Have you ever raised your hand high to slap someone elses hand only to miss? It’s a fun way to celebrate a mutually beneficial event (for example, when you’ve just won the office lottery pool). I have and it’s akin to falling out of bed in the middle of the night or realizing you’re the only one without a glass when the best man toasts the couple at a wedding. And you sort of just raise your empty hand and let out a nervious laugh.
So here’s how I’ve learned to always succeed with the high five. I’m a certified expert in this area and so you can trust me here folks.
- First thing to do is say “all right!!” or some other congratulatory phrase and raise your hand to eye level, palm facing forward.
- Look the other person in the eye.
- At the point where your hand is raised hold it steady. Your companion will complete the effort and swing to “high five” your hand.
- By holding your hand steady, your companion has a better chance of meeting the mark. Otherwise two moving targets creates a difficult to hit target.
- That’s all (I figured a topic about high fives had to have five points to it).
4 responses to “High five! When you miss the swing, it’s a bummer. Here’s how to do it.”
golly I sure am glad I know how to do high fives now!
*practices with the wall*
Been following this blog for a little while as a fellow AZ blogger but have never commented…
Have you ever known an over-eager high-fiver?
If you go have a beer with them, and hang out for an hour or so… they might attempt to give you a high-five several (3-5 times), over random silly things. Worst of all, things will get all weird if you refuse to give them a high-five, over something silly.
This character would make a great Seinfeld, make that, Curb Your Enthusiasm, episode.
Shanti – Thanks for visiting! We should get together sometime. Maybe after New Years.
I knew one of those people who always wanted to high five. She and I finally agreed on that one thing where you make your hands into fists and touch knuckle to knuckle. Is that like a gangsta move?