There is a sweet kindergarten girl in the room across the hall from me at school that drops me the ‘hang loose’ (thumb and pinky extended from an outstretched fist), everytime I see her in the halls. I always return the gesture and we both smile like buffoons.
I dropped that same ‘hand sign’ with an accounting colleague today… no response.
Too grown up I guess.
When I gave her a hard time about not waving she said (jokingly).
“I guess life has beaten me down too much”… Yikes.
Goofy salutations can be a great way to spread good vibes, boost energy, and let people know that they are seen.
We are never too grown-up to spread positivity and cheer.
Now that’s a peak ethos.