[GalFisk] Hands up!

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[GalFisk] Hands up!

Postby GalFisk » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:59 am

After performing an activity for the first time, a man holds out his hand. Nobody asked him to do so, and he is not holding or expecting to grasp anything. Unbeknownst to him, many people in his situation have done the same thing.
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Re: [GalFisk] Hands up!

Postby Doriana » Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:16 pm

Skydiving relevant?
Is the activity typically considered a hobby? a sport? a chore? work?
Is the activity performed indoors? outdoors? Is the man indoors when he holds out his hand? outdoors? Is he standing? sitting? lying down?

Is he holding out his hand palm up? palm down? Relevant if left hand or right hand?
Was holding out his hand a reflex? Or did he consciously decide to do this?
Relevant how long he holds his hand out for? If so, seconds? minutes?

Are other people present when he does this?
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Re: [GalFisk] Hands up!

Postby JenBurdoo » Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:07 pm

Is holding out one's hand the obvious thing to do? Expected by others who are familiar with the activity? Is it a reflex, or done of one's free will? Does he expect the hand to be taken? Something to be put in it? That it will be examined?
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Re: [GalFisk] Hands up!

Postby GalFisk » Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:39 pm

Skydiving relevant? Yes.
Is the activity typically considered a hobby? a sport? This. a chore? work?
Is the activity performed indoors? outdoors? This. Is the man indoors when he holds out his hand? outdoors? Either. Is he standing? Normally this. sitting? lying down? Neither is common, but both have happened I think.

Is he holding out his hand palm up? palm down? This. Relevant if left hand or right hand? No. Assume his dominant hand.
Was holding out his hand a reflex? Or did he consciously decide to do this? This.
Relevant how long he holds his hand out for? If so, seconds? This. minutes?

Are other people present when he does this? Yes.


Is holding out one's hand the obvious thing to do? Possibly. Expected by others who are familiar with the activity? Neither expected nor unexpected, I'd say. Is it a reflex, or done of one's free will? This. Does he expect the hand to be taken? Something to be put in it? That it will be examined? Yes, this.
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Re: [GalFisk] Hands up!

Postby Doriana » Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:57 pm

Has the man completed his first-ever jump? His first jump of a specific kind?

Does he think that others will examine his hand just because he holds it out? Or does he prompt others to examine it?
Does his hand feel a certain way, and he wants others to confirm/verify it? If so, is his hand cold? hot? trembling? Does it hurt?
Does his hand feel differently than he expected (e.g. it's hot, but he was expecting it to feel cold)? Does he think something is wrong with his hand?
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Re: [GalFisk] Hands up!

Postby GalFisk » Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:16 pm

Has the man completed his first-ever jump? Yes. His first jump of a specific kind?

Does he think that others will examine his hand just because he holds it out? Or does he prompt others to examine it?
Does his hand feel a certain way, and he wants others to confirm/verify it? If so, is his hand cold? hot? trembling? That's it. Does it hurt?
Does his hand feel differently than he expected (e.g. it's hot, but he was expecting it to feel cold)? Does he think something is wrong with his hand?

I thought this might be a quickie. Many first time jumpers, especially tandem jumpers with family and friends around, hold out their hand to see whether, and how much, they're trembling after their jump.
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