I would like to invite you all to participate in my boycott. My husband and kids have proclaimed me tragically un-hip, but I ask you is it un-hip to take a stance against something? This is America people...land of the free, home of the brave. And what may you ask is my boycott against? "It's a hand gesture normally associated with sporting events and Bud Lite commercials. Deal or No Deal host Howie Mandel reportedly adopted the gesture as a friendly way to avoid his contestants' germs." (M.J. Stephy of Time). It is the ever growing popular "fist bump". After the hoopla that Presidential Candidate Barack Obama recieved after the highly publized fist bump with his wife, I thought "This is potentially our next U.S. President. Someone who is supposed to be poised with grace and wisdom. Someone who should be setting the example of proper etiquette to a nation who has lost its way in a gadget happy society where personal contact has declined as separation has grown. I tell you we need to see our future leaders displaying the kind of relationship with their wives that show love and respect and NOT the fear of contracting a germ. We need to see our future leaders treating this office with the respect it deserves, not the worldly gesture of a victory to some non-life changing sporting victory! Don't get me wrong, the fist bump is perfectly acceptable in the sporting arena, but I will choose to remain "Tragically un-hip". I will fight! You can't make me do it! I take a stand and I will not back down!
8 years ago