After waking up this morning with a crick in my neck and a shoulder slightly more sore then usual I decided to change up my bike route in to work. Instead of riding 18th (which is full of bumps and potholes) down to the bike lane on Q, I cut over onto U St. to 14th. As I crossed 17th on U a girl stepped out into the street with her hand out, sort of like she was hailing a cab, but then not really. While biking I always see people trying to wave down cabs and am usually tempted to wave back as I ride by but rarely do; today though was different.
As I got closer I realized she was holding her hand out for a high five, not sure why, don’t think I knew her, not sure I’ve ever seen her before for that matter but she was cute, she was smiling and she wanted a high five. I of course obliged and made my way over and stole some morning glory. I was a champion on this morning and she knew it, or at least she liked that I was riding my bike or something.
It kind of made me think of that whole free hug campaign, just with high fives. Not sure what her motivation was (it's not national high five day or anything), but it worked like a nice smile from a stranger. On a morning that wasn’t starting off so well, on a day that has the definite possibility of ending up even worse, a little morning high five was the perfect way to brighten up my mood and my morning.
U St. high five girl, if you’re out there I just want you to know that you made my day! Thanks!