The Secret Language of Gloves, Handkerchiefs, Hats and Parasols!
Are you adept at conducting a romance, or maybe a liaison, using the language of gloves, handkerchiefs, hats and parasols? Read on.
For those of us in the depths of winter, grab your gloves and pay attention. “Yes” is said by letting one glove fall. But don’t misspeak and let both gloves fall at once, else you’ll be saying “I love you.” Rolling your gloves in your right hand indicates a definitive “No.” And turning your gloves inside out, tells the man in question “I hate you.”
Perhaps a handkerchief is more your style, or in these post COVID times, a tissue. Just check for strong winds. Letting a handkerchief rest on your right cheek means “Yes.” On the left cheek “No.” Drawing it across the cheek “I love you.” But drawing it through the hands means “I hate you.” If you twirl it in your left hand you’re saying, “I wish to be rid of you,” and if your right hand, “I love another.” For those like me who have difficulty remembering left and right, perhaps let’s move onto hats!
Running the finger around the crown is the sign that “I love you.” Carrying it by the crown, “Follow me.” Carrying it in front of you, “I am single,” and behind you, “I am married.” If you wear it on the right side of your head, it means “No” and on the left side, “Yes.” Wearing it to the back of the head, “I wish to speak to you.” But carrying it in the left-hand means “I hate you.”
Finally, the parasol. Like gloves, dropping your parasol to the ground means “I love you.” Perhaps this is best done after holding the tip to your lips to ask, “Do you love me?” You could then choose to turn it upside down and press the handle to your lips to tell him “You may kiss me.” Not to be confused with using it to tap the chin which means “I am in love with another.” Of course, the most confusing of all is holding it open directly over your head which means “Your presence annoys me.” Silly me, I thought it meant “I am shielding myself from the sun.”