Missouri State Rep. (D) Courtney Allen Curtis has introduced a Bill to the House of Representatives that would make the infamous “High Five” the official state greeting.
Way to go!
Can you officially wrap your brain around that?
This is how the Bill reads:
Titled Bill HB 1624: “The ‘high five’ is selected for and shall be known as the official state greeting in the state of Missouri,” according to TV station KTVI.
“The high five is friendly, fun, and can lift spirits; and with tensions running high in the Capitol building, the high five might be just what Missouri needs,” Curtis told the South County Mail. “An official state greeting could help to break up the monotony of the day-to-day work and promote a friendlier environment between both sides of the aisle.”
Can’t you just picture it? A group of 30 African diplomats showing up in Missouri looking all stoic…and then, out of nowhere, everybody starts giving high fives?
Sounds like a step towards world peace to me. Right on Courtney Allen Curtis!
Is it any surprise you hail from Berkeley?
Curtis introduced the Bill on January 28, and while some Missourians give high praise to the idea, others, like Michael Sherrill, are critical of it.
“Unless they’re going to be putting out hand things to wipe the hands off and things like that with all the viruses and things going around, I’m not sure that would be a good idea,” he told the station.
Well, he does have a point there.