- so much is said in such a little action- it's like saying, "i know you, but not on a personal, intimate level so instead of going out of my way to ask you a question i don't actually care to know the answer to i am just going to acknowledge you with this nod of the head." it's genius
- that cliche question "what's up" doesn't get asked. what is with that phrase anyway? i know that you don't care and more importantly, there is no good answer. obviously i'm not doing "nothing" but i don't really want to go into details about my life and i already know that you figure i am going to class considering it's 8 30 am and i am wearing my backpack. so, really, do you need to ask what's up?
- if the intended person doesn't notice you you don't end up looking like an idiot. it isn't a big enough action that people will point and laugh and yet it's big enough that the person will see it if they are looking