Friday, February 17, 2017

Hands


I am one of those people who does not know what to do with their hands. Well, sometimes I know what to do with my hands, but I'm speaking of when they are idle, such as when you are standing and listening to someone talk to you. If I put my hand on my hip, I look effeminate. If I have my hands by my side, I look awkward. Where I work, hands in your pockets is deemed unprofessional (something to do with the military, I don't get it). If I cross my arms, I look angry or defiant. I never know what to do with my hands, so I tend to try to find something to hold on to, hoping that comes across as okay.

4 comments:

silvereagle said...

Six or eight inches to the left will be just fine.

Richard said...

I find that having my hands crossed in front of my crotch level and clasped behind my back works well. Take a look at Prince Charles or Prince Phillip when they are out in public and see what I mean.

MJJM said...

Only semi-related, but as an artist, I can tell you hands are hard as anything to draw. Just SOMETHING about the shape of them and the way they can take so many varied positions. I guess that's what makes hands such astounding useful machinary though.

John D said...

Hands on hips is how it all started for me.