22 November 2005

I've Got Hand...Don't I?

From Seinfeld Episode 31: "The Pez Dispenser"

George: No everything is *not* going good. I'm very uncomfortable. I have
no power. I mean, why should she have the upper hand. *Once* in
my life I would like the upper hand. I have no hand-- no hand at
all. She has the hand; I have *no* hand...
George: How do I get the hand?
Jerry: We all want the hand. Hand is tough to get. You gotta get the
hand right from the opening.
George: She's playing a recital this week at the McBierney School. You
wanna hear her play? I got two extra tickets, you and Elaine
could go...
Jerry: Yeah, that sounds like somethin'...
George: Then afterwards maybe we could all go out together. Y'know she'll
see me with my friends, she'll observe me as I really am, as myself.
Maybe I can get some hand that way.
[Kramer enters]
ELAINE: (laughs)
[Noel turns to Elaine. Jerry raises his eyes to heaven]
NOEL: That laugh. That's the laugh. That's it. You're the one.
ELAINE: No, no. It was an accident. It really wasn't my fault. It was Jerry.
Jerry put a Pez dispenser on my leg.
NOEL: You put a Pez dispenser on her leg during my recital?.
JERRY: I didn't know she would laugh.
NOEL: You lied to me George, you lied to me.
GEORGE: No, I, uh, um, wa, wa, What did I do? ... Where are you going?
NOEL: I ... am breaking up ... with you!
GEORGE: You can't break up with me. I've got hand.
NOEL: And you're going to need it.
[Noel exits, George chases her]
Isn't it funny how if you're in a relationship with someone, you want to have "hand", but when it comes to friendship, it's usually the opposite?

"Hand" in a relationship means having the last laugh, the upper hand that's crucial should the need arise to part ways.

But, no one wants to be in a friendship where the person that they're hanging with isn't as cool as them. What kind of good time is that?

Maybe that's why relationship where the two people are truly friends last so long.

The hands maintain the balance.

So ask yourself: Hand...or no hand?
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