You made a robot gesture at me, what does that mean?

Today we visit an educational topic. Yes, an etiquette lesson regarding hand gestures. Hopefully the instructions below will teach a few new moves to add to your conversations. These gestures will help breathe a new life into your conversations and catch the eyes of many.  Today’s lessons will be brought to you by this fellow:hello

The Nose Point:

1. Bring your pointer finger up to your nose (1a. Noe that pointer finger is placed next to the nostril and not inside) 2. Begin to bring finger down 3. Point finger at person you are speaking with. Be sure not to point above them or at the ground.

1.) Bring your pointer finger up to your nose (1a. Note that pointer finger is placed next to the nostril and not inside) 2.) Begin to bring finger down 3.) Point finger at person you are speaking with. Be sure not to point above them or at the ground.

This gesture is great for delivering a newly arrived at point. If you are struck with a moment of brilliance in your conversation or suddenly think of the answer to long pondered riddle, this move will be your best friend. It is best to pull your pointer finger to your nose before speaking. This movement combined with silence will create an interested audience.

Stretching the Putty:

1. 2. 3.

1.) Begin by holding both hands as if holding a basket ball 2.) Begin to pull you hands apart. It is not necessary but can be helpful to pull them apart diagonally as opposed to horizontally 3.) End with hands pulled far from body.

This move is important in conveying just how large an idea is or a great way to describe something of great amount. Say your telling someone that you have many, many paper mache cats and really want to drive this point home. Well then, why not try Stretching the Putty as you tell them how many?

 The Snap Point:

1. 2. 3.

1.) Pull open hand up to side of head next to ear 2.) Begin pull hand down to point. As hand begins to pass head start pulling fingers in to form a point 3.) As hand reaches pointing level be sure to to  have all but thumb and pointer finger pulled in to point. The key once this is fully learned is to pull the the thumb and middle finger together in order to snap just as the pointing level is reached.

This gesture is almost a victory gesture. Say your discussing with friends and suddenly you pull out a point or idea that trumps everything or possibly you pull out a great burn. Well at this point it would be ideal to pull out the Snap Point as you deliver or immediately after. It’s an effective way of saying, “How’s that omelette taste, pal?”

Now for some information on the developer of these hand gestures and a chance to see them in action:

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9 thoughts on “You made a robot gesture at me, what does that mean?

    • That move only comes out under certain circumstances: Having drank too much, knowing I will be sleeping on a couch two blocks from home, and getting moon-jazzed. Unfortunately none of these requirements were met in the making of the film.

    • It’s been known to happen. I’ve been asked if I am from many places including several spots on the east coast and Minnesota. Who knew a Kansas accent sounded so much like other places?

    • That’s it! I forgot to say “I drink your milkshake!” in the film. So, hush-hush on this, but I’ve been in touch with Daniel’s people and there maybe something in the works. As part of the deal, I have to do a one man play as the Butcher from Gangs of New York but that would be worth it.

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