Why offer up a friendly wave or shake someone’s hand, when you can give them an enthusiastic high-five instead?
That’s exactly what Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis has in mind after introducing a bill to the Missouri House of Representatives to make sure the high-five “is selected for and shall be known as the official state greeting in the state of Missouri.”
And the bill is well on its way, having already had its second reading.
According to House Bill 1624: To amend chapter 10, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the designation of the official state greeting. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows: Section A. Chapter 10, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 10.190, to read as follows: 10.190. The ‘high five’ is selected for and shall be known as the official state greeting in the state of Missouri.
If the bill does end up passing, it would take effect Aug. 28, just in time for the Cubs-Cardinals series that starts the next day in St. Louis — where there likely is to be lots of high-fiving from Cardinals fans anyway.