One of the first lessons I learned at the Missouri Auction School was on the subject of pointing.
“When inviting bidders to bid,” the instructor said, “use an open palm. It’s an invitation for the bidder to give you more money.”
“Don’t point!” he emphasized, “It’s rude.”
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To me, pointing is obnoxious.
Am I overreacting?
If you’ve never noticed it or considered it, perhaps it’s not anything that would bother you.
Let me know your thoughts below.