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Stuff the Capitalist (aka KD) Likes: White Guys Giving Bad High-Fives Inside Your Company

Who am I?  Who cares?  Good questions.  It's my site, so I'm going to tap into Fridays once in awhile by telling you more about who I am - via a "Stuff I Like" series.  Nothing too serious, just exploring the micro-niche that resides at the base of all of our lives.  Potshots encouraged in the comments.

There's nothing better than white guys giving bad High-Fives inside your company.   High-five

Note: My name is Kristian Patrick Dunn. I'm a white guy. Irish-American, even. It's OK for me to have this opinion. 

For the rest of my thoughts I why I love this so much - click over to my post on topic at Fistful of Talent, where you'll find the following featured:

1. Bro activity - bad posturing as you give the high five outside the conference room.

2. Puddy from Seinfeld - as an example of asking for the high-five, a sure sign that you shouldn't be giving it.

3. Height and gender challenges with high-fives - now derailing this simple team-building activity at a company near you.

If you're a white guy or love a white guy who's reaching with his use of the high-five, click over at take a look at this post now.

Still, when a white guy gives a bad high-five, I can't....look....away....

Comments

MattL

Patrick Warburton (Puddy) has supplanted Bruce Campbell as my favorite actor.

Since all the girls say I'm pretty fly for a white guy, I can give some advice on the successful high five. If you are about to high five with someone you believe may have no rhythm/co-ordination, hold your hand relatively still until they are most of the way through their swing. Give them a steady target. Then meet them with a nice pop. Keep the shoulder and elbow loose to increase the cool factor. To avoid a "wet fish", your hand should NOT be completely vertical (90 degrees to the ground), and it should be ever-so-slightly cupped.

Lastly, if you are initiating, don't hold your hand up high and frozen - just gradually lift the hand while making eye contact. It's OK to give an "up high!" just don't make a big deal about it.

The above advice is for casual acquaintances or guys next to you at the Blazer game. With your Homes, just goforit. No guts no glory. Let the sunshine in and let 'er rip. If it bombs, who cares. Revel in your failure. You'll get 'em next time!

You're welcome.

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