To wonder if this is a cultural thing and not like it?

(101 Posts)
AMAZINWOMAN Thu 16-May-13 17:38:05

In my office we have many volunteers. One of them only gives a "high five" to other black colleagues.

I really dont think the office is the place for a high five anyway, but if it is a cultural thing, then I am wary of saying something.

Is it a culture thing?

vivizone Thu 16-May-13 18:26:45

The op is a fool.

madonnawhore Thu 16-May-13 18:30:41

Lol @ feeling left out of high fives.

crazynanna Thu 16-May-13 18:39:21

High 5ing is so yesterday,anyway. Your colleagues must be in their late 70s...it's all about The Spud now,OP wink Get with the programme..down on it..or whatever it is they say.

HoppinMad Thu 16-May-13 18:39:55

I really dont think the office is the place for a high five anyway

Well there's your answer op, next time they di a high five, do a self check to see if you are scowling/making a cats bum face.

Smudging Thu 16-May-13 18:40:24

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MrLevanterSleet Thu 16-May-13 18:52:51

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Moominsarehippos Thu 16-May-13 18:57:24

I haven't seen a hi-5 for donkeys. Maybe they are blokes. It seems to be more of a bloke thing. Do they do it with all the 'moves'?

complexnumber Thu 16-May-13 18:58:22

I'm a teacher, if a student does a good bit of work, I might high two or three them. If it is really good I might high 4 them.

I rarely high five.

Ok, maybe actually read your OP it may contain the answer.

If you do not think the office is the place for hi fiving confused then why the actual fuck would anyone hi five you?

I can confirm that hi fiving is not part of "black culture". I asked my DH grin
Maybe they just do not like you?

digerd Thu 16-May-13 19:54:09

Isn't a high 2 the V sign? Unless you keep the 2 fingers together?
I must be well out of touch.
I do the red indian "How" sign, come to think about it, and most of my peers do too - without touching. But do think it is a male thing, but my 70 year-old neighbour shakes hands with his male friends, but never femaleshmm

Stropzilla Thu 16-May-13 19:59:06

Dh and I hi 5 all the time. Sometimes we hi foot but I usually just end up getting kicked.

If it bothers you, float nearby and hold your hand up hopefully. Either you get the skin you so much desire, or be ignored and you will know it's less of a cultural thing, and more of a wanker thing.

A high 1 is a religions this. See this.

ShadeofViolet Thu 16-May-13 20:04:48

This thread reminded me of my first sales job. If we made a sale, we had to ring a bell.

Dont know why it made me think of that.

mrsjay Thu 16-May-13 20:06:42

are you jealous because you don't get slipped some skin?

<arf>

I have nothing else to say that made me laugh

phantomnamechanger Thu 16-May-13 20:08:13

OP - do you have a contagious skin disease?

you really are over thinking this - either that or it's a secret sign of a deadly cult. probably.

caramelwaffle Thu 16-May-13 20:10:58

(falls a little bit in love with complex)

smile

Chottie Thu 16-May-13 20:11:32

This thread is hilarious - I think it is a wind up

I must remember 'slip some skin'wink

mrsjay Thu 16-May-13 20:12:21

f it bothers you, float nearby and hold your hand up hopefully. Either you get the skin you so much desire or be ignored and you will know it's less of a cultural thing, and more of a wanker thing.

I think the 'bros' call that leaving you hanging,

mrsjay Thu 16-May-13 20:12:46

This thread is hilarious - I think it is a wind up

but it is funny grin

extracrunchy Thu 16-May-13 20:12:55

This is hilarious. It has to be a joke...??

extracrunchy Thu 16-May-13 20:13:35

Jinx, mrsjay.

PopUpWorkshop Thu 16-May-13 20:15:30

Try bumping fists and calling them bro/sista. It'll be fine.

BenjaminButton172 Thu 16-May-13 20:17:43

Oooh can someone slip me some skin grin

Booyhoo Thu 16-May-13 20:19:23

OP: "em, excuse me mr black man. could i ask that you include everyone in the office in your high five greeting. it's not really an office thing but if you must do it could you include everyone please? unless of course it is your culture of being black that dictates you must do this. in which case i wont say anything." <offers palm for high five>

OP's colleague: confused <walks away>

mrsjay Thu 16-May-13 20:28:16

^ ^5s benjamin dont leave me hanging dude or something like that

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