By georgiamarshall_ - 09/01/2013 10:42 - Australia - Sydney

Today, at work, a little girl came in and asked if we had any dance clothes. As I showed her, I asked if she was in a competition. When she said yes, I crossed my fingers and told her I hoped she would win. Unfortunately, I didn't cross them properly and I accidentally gave her the finger. FML
I agree, your life sucks 14 388
You deserved it 34 137

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Hi all! Original poster here. I understand most of you don't think it's possible to accidentally stick your finger up instead of crossing them, but it's kind of an in group joke with all of my work friends that we flip the bird to each other. I guess habit took over! I am so ashamed, but at least she didn't realise what it meant and her mother wasn't around!

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Well, let's hope she's too young to know what it means.

I'm still trying to figure out how crossing your fingers looks anything like flicking someone off. Sure you weren't subconsciously resentful? Working in retail can do that to people.

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Well, let's hope she's too young to know what it means.

OP can just tell the little girl it means she is telling her that she is number one.

21- Then the girl would probably start flipping people off all the time

That comment was number (*.*),,|,,

Once while visiting some cousins in Georgia, they taught my little sister who was young at the time how to flip the bird saying "this is how you say hi in Georgia" XD they told her to flip off passing cars so that they would say "hi" back.

Prepare for an angry mother.

Who will probably threaten to sue

If the mother try's to sue her, sue the mother for suing you

Hell, sue her lawyer for taking the case, the judge for presiding over it, and the stenographer for typing too damn loudly. You know what, screw it, go american and just sue everybody.

Ca.... can I sue the president?

lol hopefully she just laughed it off. Try practicing for your next good luck wish

That shouldn't be something you need to practice for

The OP obviously needs it.

I don't think a little girl would find it funny

I'm still trying to figure out how crossing your fingers looks anything like flicking someone off. Sure you weren't subconsciously resentful? Working in retail can do that to people.

He/she tried to cross her fingers but the index finger lost grip of the rude finger. That's probably why the rude finger was left exposed like that XD. Or OP is mentally affected by retail like you said.

Rude finger beckons little girls to enter its web of sin but don't go in.

But 16 that only works if op does index over middle instead of the reverse...

Hence "I didn't do it properly"

I'm trying to cross my fingers trying to achieve what OP did, not managed to though. And even though OP didn't do it properly, flipping someone the bird is quite a lot different than crossing your fingers.

I hope she's too young to know what that means. Edit: #1 beat me to it. ):

Biggest dick move even if it was by accident

How did you manage not to cross them properly?

Spastic Finger Syndrome. When you go to slide your index finger under the middle one, it folds down instead, leaving only the middle finger extended. It's so gratifying to have an opportunity to share my encyclopedic knowledge with the little people. No, thank YOU!

I cross my middle finger over my index finger so I have no problem crossing properly and can't imagine how someone messes that up.

A-well-a everybody's heard about the bird B-b-b-bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word A-well-a bird, bird, bird, the bird is the word A-well-a bird, bird, bird, well the bird is the word A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word A-well-a bird, bird, bird, well the bird is the word A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird's the word A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word A-well-a bird, bird, bird, well the bird is the word A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird's the word A-well-a don't you know about the bird? Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word.

Go home, you're drunk.

I wonder how long you sat there singing that to yourself to make sure you got it right.

Well OP you should feel bad for doing that. Go home and think about what you did.

Crossing your fingers doesn't involve putting one of them down all the way.. You fail.