If you have every wondered what happens when friends have too much time on their hands, or just having too much fun over a dinner at Stake 'N Shake, here is your answer. Honestly, it started as a simple way to let one of our friends know when we were being sarcastic with them. But wait, what happens when we are being serious? Solution: the serious finger!! After that followed an in-depth conversation that resulted in an entire finger communication system.
It has been quite fun teaching others the system. I introduced it during my new staff training with Outward Bound. It was quickly adapted as a way for our instructors to interrupt a behavioral sim and tell us something important. When needed they would stick up their pointer finger and say, "Seriously! ........ "