"You know how to whistle don't you? Just put your lips together and blow." A very famous line from a movie. You don't hear many people whistling these days. Not that this has been something I have heard much in my lifetime. Personally, I can't whistle a tune worth a crap. Most of the whistling I recall has come from movies or television, westerns primarily. I can do the loud, shrill whistle to call my dog, but that's about it. So, why bring this up?
As I walked across the store today I heard someone whistling. I was intrigued. Unfortunately I was unable to catch up to the customer before she made her way up to the cash register. Strangely, it was a woman. In all my years I don't think I have heard many women whistle. Most of the tune carriers have been men.
I'm not sure I completely trust those who whistle. I'm not sure why. Those who whistle just seem as if they are hiding something. I'm sure there are those who are just in a really good mood, but I think they are a relative few. Whistling seems to put up a false front, someone covering something up. There are also those who whistle that put on an air of aloofness, superiority. Perhaps that is because they can and I can't.
Perhaps they may come across as aloof because I can't whistle and therefore feel inferior? Nah, I can't play a harmonica either but that doesn't make me feel inferior. If I don't trust men that whistle what does that say about women? Whistling can be a distraction to the person hearing it, putting others on guard or heightening defensive awareness. Perhaps I'll just practice so I can whistle a happier tune.
I know, I'll bet it's those damn dwarfs.