Ugandans are famous for our ability to party. We are first to the bar, we open the dance, we demand “our money” when UMEME shuts down the party early- we generally know how to get the party started.
Unfortunately we don’t always know when the party should stop. And I don’t mean when it should stop for the night, I mean when it should stop for life.
We have all seen the person at the club (it is usually a guy, right?) who is just too old to be there, but is still trying desperately to fit in. The guy who is just copying what everyone else is doing, and looks like he might break something in the process.
Well, in case you are not sure if you are too old to be out there mashing it up with the kids, I have devised a short questionnaire that will help you decide.
Ask yourself these simple questions:
- Can I do the Dougie?
- Can I Jerk?
- Can I do the Bernie?
- Can I do any of the above right, or do I look like I’m trying to brush a particularly stubborn knot out of my hair?
If you answered yes to any (or all) of the above, then kudos! Go out and do your thing.
If you just had to do a quick google search, then maybe it is time to hang up the ol’ dancin’ shoes. Or do what I do: people watch. There is nothing more enjoyable than watching a forty-something year old man trying out moves that didn’t work in the eighties on a girl born in the nineties.