My 5 fingers ranked

FingersHave you ever thought what’s the part of yourself that you love most? Or what you could possibly do with, let’s say, your nose (except from breathing or sticking it into matters that are none of your business)?

For the newest ProBlogger group writing project, I’m going to share with you a top of my five fingers, ranked according to the functionalities they provide and their importance to myself.

5. The Index
This comes the last in top because:

  • pointing it towards somebody shows aggressiveness
  • it is not nice to use it to point towards anything (at least my mother tried hard to implement this belief in my mind)
  • it always stays in the knife’s way when you slice vegetables

4. The Small Finger

  • it has a distinct personality, raising each time you attempt to use all five fingers in a collective task
  • it never wants to fit inside a glove when you put it in a hurry
  • it can be used as a tool, provided that you let its nail to grow long

3. The Ring Finger

  • it is the first thing singles of the opposite sex check when they like you at a first glance
  • it allows the owner to display the love of her partner (don’t smile, I know some young ladies who do that proudly)
  • it makes the whole hand look better, when wearing nice rings

2. The Middle Finger

  • very useful when you don’t want to use words to show your disagreement to something (or at least my mother taught me that there are words a girl should never use; for those words, there is always the middle finger)

1. The Thumb

  • it is always in opposition to the others, for the benefit of the owner
  • it can take you up or down, with a simple twist of the wrist
  • if you use it on the StumbleUpon bar (the upright instance), you can share this article with a lot of people

What is your favorite and why?

The cell phones have truly taken over everything. First we were worried about the ringtones, then we had memory cards. Now the cell phones are coming with portable printers too, replacing the conventional camera.

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32 Comments

  1. Rehuel
    Posted May 7, 2007 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    My favorite is my Index finger, since I used that to click on the link to find your article :)

  2. Posted May 7, 2007 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    I like the impressive power of the index and thumb when used together. Together they have special powers, such as being able to flick people on the nose.

  3. inspirationbit
    Posted May 7, 2007 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    hahaha, Simonne – that’s an excellent entry! How many minutes did it take you to write this post – I bet no more than 5 :-)

  4. Posted May 8, 2007 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    The thumbs totally. Without them the Fonz would have just been another guy who said “Aaaaayyy”

  5. Posted May 8, 2007 at 2:03 am | Permalink

    Thank you all for the comments. Actually it took a bit more than 5 minutes, because I wanted to put some relevant photos in. I changed my mind, though, to leave people make free use of their imagination.

  6. Posted May 8, 2007 at 4:21 am | Permalink

    Hahaha… this is a very entertaining read. Simple yet very funny.

    I really agree that the index finger really gets in the way when slicing with a knife. Hahahaha!

    And the thumbs up part in stumbleupon was actually hilarious!

    Thanks for your post.

    If you have time, why don’t you drop by my post:
    http://mobileko.blogspot.com/2007/05/snatch-top-5-tips-on-how-to-be.html

    It’s also an entry for the problogger top 5- group writing project. ^^ Goodluck to us all!

  7. Posted May 8, 2007 at 5:22 am | Permalink

    Hi Karlo, welcome here! Beware of slicing! If you are very committed to it, that index could be an obstacle only once! Afterwards, the middle finger comes next and it would be a pity!

    I’ll surely check your entry, thanks for pointing it to us.

  8. Posted May 8, 2007 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    I probably would’ve ranked thumb last, but I would’ve been wrong, you are right opposable thumbs are what set us apart.

  9. Posted May 8, 2007 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    As a custom jeweler for many years I commend you highly for the ring finger ranking, but would like to point out, jewelry can really be worn on all fingers and the thumb.

    It might be useful to establish a ranking system so we know how many diamonds are needed on each finger to level the rankings so all are equal!

    Lexi

  10. Posted May 8, 2007 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Hi Simonne,
    If you would like a little interesting fact, I would share. I travelled to India twice, and their custom is to eat with hands, not using spoon, and it is still followed in some restaurants. It is a nice way to eat (well, I have not practiced this since 1997) as you feel the food before it goes into your mouth. And you must eat with four fingers of your right hand. The index finger is considered impure. The whole left hand is considered impure as it is used in the toilet… haha… Indian customs are sometimes weird to the foreigner.
    Alex.

  11. Posted May 8, 2007 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    wow, lol i had a good laugh thanks. very innovative of you. i found this from the problogger project. you can check my post out too here:

    http://robinsongo.com/2007/05/08/top-5-tips-to-be-the-next-darren-rowse/

    good luck to you as well.

  12. Posted May 8, 2007 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    Alex, thank you for the tips. If I ever go to India, I should be very careful, as I’m left handed :)

    Robinson, I’m glad you liked this. I’m going to check your entry as well.

  13. Posted May 8, 2007 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    @Sarkastic: not necessarily; think about monkeys: if we count in opposable fingers, they score better.

    @Lexi: this is definitely a new perspective for me. I’d love to make all my fingers equal in the way you mentioned.

  14. Paula
    Posted May 8, 2007 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Really funny! Best luck. Paula

  15. Posted May 8, 2007 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Pretty Innovative Idea. Good luck

  16. Posted May 8, 2007 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    [...]I was perusing the list of first-day entries for Darren Rowse’s Top 5 Group Writing Project. Great stuff.[...]

  17. Posted May 8, 2007 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, Paula and Ashish for stopping by. I’m looking forward to read your entries.

  18. Wendy Piersall
    Posted May 8, 2007 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    LOL Simonne – very well done! :D

  19. Posted May 8, 2007 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Funny!! I really liked reading it and the rest of your blog! Good luck with the competition!

  20. Posted May 8, 2007 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    Funny but makes sense at the same time. This makes me think of how important it is to be grateful for everything in your life, i.e.: what if you didn’t have your fingers?

    Great job, good luck on the Problogger project!

    JoLynn

  21. Posted May 8, 2007 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    One more thing, I just noticed your message here re: DoFollow. This is an excellent idea to put this by your comment box (I enabled DoFollow last week). Maybe I’ll do this, too.

    Thanks again Simonne!

    All the best,

    JoLynn

  22. Vince Cordic
    Posted May 8, 2007 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Haha, nice article and good submission for the group writing project.

    I’m a climber and I have to say I like my middle finger and thumb best, and pinky last. The middle finger and thumb have the most power typically, and the pinky the least :)

    You can check out my entry to the top 5 contest if you wish at my blog.

  23. Useless Stuff
    Posted May 8, 2007 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    Can we all just admit we clicked to see the entry on the middle finger? Just playing, I like the title. My deep thoughts on the matter:

    Without the thumb, there’d be no hitch-hiking.
    Without the index finger, there’d be no elevators.
    Without the middle finger, there’d be no rude people.
    Without the ring finger, there’d be no marriages.
    Without the pinky finger, there’d be no whee whee whee all the way home (or is that just with toes?).

    And without my comment, all of you would be spared my mindless musings.

  24. Posted May 9, 2007 at 12:49 am | Permalink

    Very clever post! I’d have to vote for my thumb as well, a most useful finger.

  25. Posted May 9, 2007 at 2:17 am | Permalink

    Thanks a lot everybody for your nice words. For those of you who also participate in this project, I wish you good luck. For the others: what are you waiting for? You still have time to submit your post.

    @JoLynn: I borrowed the idea of the DoFollow message above the comments box from http://www.emomsathome.com, a very instructive blog, useful not only for eMoms (thank you, Wendy!)

  26. Posted May 9, 2007 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    I have never thought so intensely about my finger and just take them for granted. Thanks for the post…

  27. Pearl
    Posted May 9, 2007 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    very creative and funny – your entry was the first one i checked out yesterday and showed it to family – we had a good laugh.. thanks for sharing :)

    when you have a chance, pls head over to my post for some smiles
    http://fresh-perspectives.blogspot.com/2007/05/top-5-videos-to-take-edge-off-of-long.html

  28. Posted May 10, 2007 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    Hi

    Very cool top 5

    I’m having trouble deciding which of my fingers is number one, but as for toes…that is an easy one.

    Thanks
    Tom

  29. Posted May 12, 2007 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    Very nice! I am the writer of “Top 5 things to do in Istanbul” This was my first group activity, but i liked it very much.

    http://meeting-continents.blogspot.com/2007/05/top-5-things-to-do-in-istanbul.html

    Have you ever been to Istanbul which links east to west, and west to east like a weblink. Istanbul played such a critical role in the world politics and culture throughout the history.

    Now i have a dream i would like to share with you and Darren Rowse. All the Probloggers should meet at Istanbul and join the 29th edition of the Eurasia Marathon on Sunday 28th of October, 2007.

    Let’s meet where the continents meet : As the Istanbul Eurasia Marathon starts from the Anatolian side while taking the runners to the most beautiful spots of town, signing its name under a touristic attraction as well. The Bosphorus is one of the most beautiful spots on the world and as you run through it, history of the centuries run with you on the streets.

    I joined the 28th Intercontinental Istanbul EurAsia Marathon on 5th of November, 2006 together with my friends, Joe and Suat San. We enjoyed the wonderful Bosphorus, and beautiful streets of Istanbul on a cold but sunny Sunday morning. The slogan for last year’s marathon was “let’s run for a non-smoking world”.

    this was my blog post for last year’s marathon:

    http://meeting-continents.blogspot.com/2006/12/intercontinental-eurasia-marathon.html

    I would be happy to invite you to the 29th Intercontinental Istanbul Eurasia Marathon, the only marathon to run between two continents – Europe and Asia. Istanbul is one of the oldest settlements on the world. What about participating in the 29th EurAsia Marathon in 2007 which takes place in the most beautiful places of a wonderful city that has been the capital of three empires ?

    You may find details about the marathon here:

    http://www.istanbulmarathon.org/english/main.asp

    Please let me know if you are interested.

    Have a nice day!

    Mert

  30. Posted May 12, 2007 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Thanks everybody again for stopping by and for your nice words.
    @Mert: thank you for your invitation. As a matter of fact, I’ve just visited Istanbul 2 weeks ago. It is very beautiful, I liked it a lot. I don’t know about the marathon participation, but we have enough time to decide.

  31. Posted May 13, 2007 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    It’s got to be the middle finger! Although you get the thumbs for this post – up!

  32. Anonymous
    Posted November 22, 2007 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Middle finger, The girls like it. It’s a subtitute for the D…..

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