Memphis Mayor Pro Tem Myron Lowery fist-bumped the Dalai Lama Wednesday, when His Holiness was in town to accept an award at the National Civil Rights Museum. According to Lowery, the greeting was pre-approved, and though it was reported that the Dalai Lama had no problem with it, not everyone appreciated the gesture.
So much so that Lowery felt compelled to explain why he gave a pound to the Dalai Lama, over at CNN. Ever since a co-worker came down with the H1N1 virus a few weeks ago, Lowery wrote, hand sanitizer, sleeve-sneezing, and fist-bumping have been his thing.
Unwittingly, by preventing the spread of one epidemic, Lowery also dodged another:
And for that, Mayor Lowery, I salute you.
*punches it in*
Filed under: Buddhist Prayer Hands, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Fist Bump, Fist Pound, Greetings, H1N1 Virus, Memphis, Myron Lowery, Prayer Hands, Preventing Swine Flu, Punch It In, The Dalai Lama, Tibet
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