I'm not a hands up in the air kind of girl. Let's just get that clear.
Yet I keep being told that I should be putting my hands up. I go to a Christian conference - come on everyone, if you're truly joyful, let's get those hands up in the air. Let's show how happy we are. I'm happy thanks - don't tell me how to show that I'm happy - that I'm joyful. By implication apparently I'm not joyful because I like my arms hanging down. I'm probably repressed or something, but I'm still happy. I'm also an introvert, a fairly private person who likes to contain her limbs within a certain distance of her torso.
This morning I even get it at the gym. It's 6:15 am and I am not properly awake and I'm being told to get my arms up in the air - YEAH, WHOOHOO - let's go - I want to see everyone with their arms in their air. Apparently we're not just doing a cycle class at a ridiculously early time in the morning - we're actually in a nightclub. But I don't go to nightclubs - I'm happy just going to the gym to do exercise. Put the music on please and save me from the hand waving.
Hands up everyone - let's high 5 - YEAH...