Rob writes: I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty liberal about throwing shakas. With even the slightest excuse, I’ll break one out. If you look even remotely familiar to me and you’re driving by, I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and flash you the old extended thumb and pinky.
Examining my behavior, I guess I throw shakas because they seem like safe, friendly gestures—they’re less antiquated than thumbs-up or peace signs, and less dorky than waving. Shakas are my go-to hand gestures because they’re cool.
Or are they?