Can someone please explain to me why the French don't know how to high five?
What is so hard about this concept? Someone sticks their hand up in the air, and you hit it. Not rocket science.
How could this tradition, taught to every American child by the age of two, have passed them by? We even teach it to our DOGS for the love of snausasges.
Maybe they get it, but just don't want to gimmy some skin. Is it beneath them? Do they want to bring me down a notch? Are their hands too fragile? Are they afraid of catching my cooties? Did they just pee and not wash their hands, thus want to save me from their cooties? It's a mystery.
Whatever the reason, I seem to be doing a lot of waving at the air lately. Nothing makes me feel more retarded than a confused look when I offer an enthusiastic fiver.
The following scene is all too familiar to me.
Me: "YYEEAAaaaahhhh!!!" [My hand is out stretched, a joyful smile on my face... expecting my reciprocal slap, my eyes are glued to my palm like a cat at a laser pointer.]
Frenchie: [Looks at me like I'm insane.]
Me: [I look back at said Frog, perplexed and a little afraid... then back at my hand.]
Frenchie: [The light bulb has come on. A smile crosses his lips. He shakes my hand and his grin grows wider.]