The L in the Middle of Your Forehead

Never Been Kissed was a cute movie.  School geek grows up, gets a newspaper job, and goes undercover at a high school again to talk about how hard it is.  Plus, yummy!, Michael Vartan.  Anyway, there is one scene that just irritates me.  I know it’s a common practice, but I can’t stand it when kids do that “L” to the middle of your forehead and shout “LOSER”.  Or when adults do it even.

This video clip shows when Josie (Drew Barrymore) falls asleep on top of her club stamp, and has the brand on her forehead.  Start at about :45 in, and watch to about 2:33.

Kids are cruel.  Shoot, people are cruel, and that’s the truth.  Don’t want to be, but I suppose at times I am too.  Still, there is just something so crass about the thumb-and-index-finger motion.  It’s something I can’t stand.

Tonight at Bible study changed how I think about that gesture.  Continue reading