When people take a photo of my rings — a regular occurrence for a jewelry designer — they tend to scowl at my proffered hand and say, “Hold your fingers naturally.” I’ve been puzzled by that instruction because my hand position feels natural to me, but I let folks move my fingers into what they think is a better arrangement.
I finally understand what the issue is thanks to this candid shot of me waving.
WTF? Why is my pinkie in a whole separate zip code? I did have a minor operation on the top joint of that finger, but I don’t think that explains it, because look at my left hand in this screenshot from one of my YouTube videos. It might be even worse.
It’s like the time on Family Guy when Peter says, “Man, look at that Steve Buscemi. Every one of his teeth is in business for itself.”
Clearly, my pinkies are in business for themselves, and if these side hustles are lucrative, I think I deserve a share. Also, I now regret giving up those elementary-school piano lessons with Mrs. Latursky. My hands span an octave when I’m not even trying!