Do Montanans Prefer Fist Bumps? A Gentlemen’s Guide to Fist Bumps
I have always been a fan of the "fist bump" as a way to say hello to someone. Especially a close friend or acquaintance. It beats the awkwardness of a failed "high five" or the formal handshake.
Since the Pandemic started in 2020, it seems that the "fist bump" has become more and more popular. It is a way to interact with someone, without the fear of having to immediately go wash your hands a sterilize. Let's face it, the pandemic turned us all into germaphobes.
According to a TIME Magazine article from May of 2020
As Americans emerge from their homes and inch closer together to rebuild their social lives, experts are betting that some degree of social touch will disappear permanently, even after the pandemic ends. “I don’t think we should ever shake hands ever again, to be honest with you,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci in an April interview with the Wall Street Journal podcast.
Here in Montana, we are known for making deals with a simple handshake. It is our way of saying "you have my word" or "I truly respect you." But, unless I am buying a used car or greeting a war veteran, I prefer to stick to the "fist bump."
The "fist bump" is something that only in the last few decades became a regular greeting among men. But, now seems to be more popular than ever. And it is being handed down to the next generation of kids as early as 2 years old. In fact, my kid refuses to get out of the car to go to school without a proper "fist bump."
So, if you want to learn proper techniques of fist-bumping, take notes of the following informational video.