I keep thinking of the line in Louis CK's show Saturday night that went something like, "You're not a good parent unless you give your your kid the finger to the back of their head. At least three times a week." And he's not talking about teenagers, either. He's talking about "the little asshole who makes everyone late because he won't put his shoes on."
Giving kids the finger to the back of their head? Can you imagine? Who would do such a thing?
A lot of us have, right? That's why he got such a huge laugh.
There's something delightfully passive-aggressive about behind-the-head finger-giving, no? I give Bastard Husband the finger behind his head on the very first page of my book. One of my friends routinely gives his boss the under-the-desk-finger. And then there's the old pointing-at-the-phone motion. Driving doesn't count; that's not behind the head.
How about you? Are you a secretive bird-flipper? (Yikes, what a horrible saying.) Who's your favorite target? Ever give your own precious angels the finger to the back of their head?