Tuesday, May 12, 2009
WHAT IS THIS FINGER BUSINESS????
Have you ever attended a church service and saw someone hold up a finger as
they are exiting the sanctuary during the service? What does it mean? During
the slavery days when the masters took their slaves with them to public
gatherings, the slaves would always sit in the balcony. When the slave had
to go to the bathroom or wanted to be excused for any other reason, they
would hold their hand up and keep it up until their master acknowledged that
they saw their hand and gave them permission to leave or in other words
"excused them to leave". After the slave was given permission to leave, they
would hold up one finger as they were leaving to inform anyone that saw them
leave that they had been excused. So it means "My Master has excused me"!
SO WHAT YOU READ ABOVE IS THE MYTH THAT HAS BEEN GOING AROUND FOR SOME TIME. I HAVE WONDERED THIS MYSELF FOR YEARS..LOL I CAME UP WITH MY OWN CONCLUSION AND THAT IS WE WILL NEVER REALLY KNOW. HOWEVER I HAVE OBSERVED THIS FINGER BUSINESS. THERE WERE TIMES MY MOTHER GAVE ME THE EYE AND OR THE FINGER TO PUT ME IN CHECK. WHEN SOMEONE IS ON THE PHONE AND THEY NEED A MOMENT YOU GET THE FINGER. WHEN BEING TOLD TO REFRAIN FROM TALKING OR SIMPLY I NEED YOUR ATTENTION...YOU GET THE FINGER. I TAKE IT AS A NON-FORMAL WAY TO COMMUNICATE SILENTLY. SO GO AHEAD AND PUT THAT FINGER UP.....FOR WHATEVER IT'S WORTH IF IT DID MEAN ALL THAT IN THE PAST IT NOW MEANS NOTHING MORE THAN "EXCUSE ME"
WELL THAT'S MY TIME AND I LOVE YOU ALL:) THANK YOU FOR READING WHAT SUMMER J.A.E. IS WRITING MUAH......