My son was watching one of his favorite PBS shows the other day. Sid the Science Kid was talking about germ transfer, the importance of sneezing into your elbow, and the basics of handwashing. And Andrew, that brilliant son of mine, says "Instead of shaking hands, they should pop it and lock it (our little fist bump routine). Then maybe people won't get germs."
It's been kind of on my mind since then. How many less sick days would I have if I employed the fist bump instead of shaking hands?
And how many people would look at me funny?
So I gave it a little test run on my chiropractor. He held his hand out to me, and I said "fist bump!" He was curious, so I told him I'm trying to avoid the swine flu. Which turned into a whole different conversation that I'll save for another time. Dr. Josh doesn't like the fist bump, but he's willing to humor me.
The attorney I visited on Friday was a bit taken by surprise, though. He good-naturedly returned the bump when I said "swine flu a-coming!" Yeah, I fist-bumped with a lawyer. I'm the shizzle, fo rizzle.
Church tomorrow should be quite the experiment. :)
So what do you think? Will I spend less time hacking and coughing this year? Save the rainforest by using fewer tissues?
How would you react if someone offered you their fist instead of their open hand?