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Are High Fives a Thing of the Past?

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

A few weeks ago, I was shopping at Market Street, a local grocery store that I really like. Of course, I couldn’t find an item that I was looking for and proceeded to ask a young gentleman who works there. He didn’t know where the item was but agreed to help me. After a few minutes of no luck with him, I thanked him and proceeded to look on my own. A few minutes later, I saw him again in the frozen food aisle; low and behold, he handed me the exact item I was looking for earlier! I gave him a huge thanks and tried to give him a high five! When I say “tried” I mean: I had my hand up and was in perfect position for the high five…but instead I got a very perplexed & confused look from him but no high five!

As I walked away I was now confused and asked myself:

  • Are high fives a thing of the past?
  • Was he too young (probably 19) to even know what a high five was?
  • Should I have chest bumped him?
  • Should I have fist bumped him?

    Help! What should I have done?

    I look forward to reading your comments!

  • Get Your Pick Ready for the 9th Annual Merrill Dubrow Blog Stock Contest! Yes, There is Money Involved! No Cost to Join!

    Monday, January 5th, 2015

    First of all, congratulations to Natalie Hunter whose stock pick, Palo Alto Networks (PANW) went from $57.44 to $122.57 – an increase of 113.39%. For winning the contest, Natalie will receive $300.00.

    2014 was an interesting year for stocks. The average stock went down by 18.83% while 27 stocks went up and 61 went down.

    To participate in the 2015 contest, here is what you need to do:

    • Respond to the blog with your stock name and symbol
    • State the reason why you picked the stock

    It’s as simple as that! We’ll do the rest!

    A few things you need to remember:

    • You need to respond by 7:00pm CST on January 26, 2015
    • You can only have one entry
    • The stock price must be at least $1.00…anything less will not be accepted into the contest
    • Only one person can select a particular stock, so the person who selects the stock first will be awarded the selection and we will notify anyone who has selected a duplicate stock
    • If a stock splits, we will make the necessary calculation and adjustment
    • If the company you pick is acquired during the year and the company ceases to have their own stock price, you will not be counted in the contest
    • We will use the closing stock price the day you make your pick
    • A link to the leader board will be posted in the top right corner of the blog

    First prize will be $300 for the person whose stock increases by the highest percentage in 2015.

    I will get the ball rolling: My choice for the 2015 contest is: MagicJack (CALL). After a down 2014, they should have a solid rebound year.

    Take the stock challenge of 2015! Get your entry in today!

    Again, the deadline is 7:00pm CST on January 26, 2015!

    Good luck to all!