When my sisters and aunt came to visit, we somehow got talking about losers and the sign for losers. When my friend Rachel was 11, she showed me the universal sign for loser along with a little song. I can’t remember the song, but I do remember that it was Rach showed me that universal sign. I’m such a geek now though, that I’ve adapted that “L” shape into the third dimension. (Does that make me a loser too–or just a geek?).
When my sister got home, she sent me this picture she’d taken of me trying to teach my aunt the semantics of making the “L” shape on your forehead (adapted into my third dimension–of course!). We were enjoying a coffee and the sun just outside the ferry building on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. And, as usual, laughing our heads off.
Today, I thought I would share the semantics of how to make the “L” shape in three dimensions because it could come in handy one day. Use it when you think somebody (including yourself) is at another level of being a loser–when, being a loser in two dimensions doesn’t quite cut it. Use it when you–or somebody you know–has done something so incredibly stupid, that you were just one cut above (below?) being a regular loser. Hopefully it makes you laugh and realize that nobody’s perfect. And, on that note, here is how to make the shape of a three-dimensional “L” on your forehead.
Put your right hand up in front of you. (You must use your right hand. If you use your left hand, you are making the L shape towards yourself–and who’s the loser now??) Point your index finger up and your thumb out in the traditional “L” shape. Stick your middle finger straight out, pointing away from you so now your three digits are in an x-y-z axis. Put that on your forehead. That’s it.
Use it or loose it, baby!