When I thought I'd seen it all in the agitation stakes, then it happened... The in-house model casting that reduced an entire office to a shrieking mess.
Our job now and then requires us to get creative and put more of ourselves into things than our sole job description would seem to indicate. And so a few days ago, for highly important editorial purposes, it came up that we needed a hand (an actual hand rather than just a little help), and we set out to look for the perfect one. That is how our search for Swide's Next Top (Hand) Model began.
And so made our annoucement: Swide is looking to recruit a top hand to feature in prime position on our front page; only premium hands will be taken into account. I was expecting a few laughs at most at the sound of this rather unusual request but I really wasn't ready for all hell to break loose the way it did. A scene out of Chicken Run as my colleagues tried to establish the pecking order in the hand attractiveness department. A natural selection operated as a few were hand-shamed, and so a few hopefuls set out to run for the crown.
Here are a few of the hands we came across:
The tense one - Victory clearly meant a lot to this one candidate who clearly put a lot of passion into it; one can clearly sense the tension in that highly ambitious wrist.
The aristrocratic one - This one is clearly used to holding bone china teacups (the kind that comes with cucumber sandwiches), and while it might be uber-elegant one might also worry about relatability.
The try-harder-next-time one - A complete bore; that one candidate clearly did not have their eyes on the prize.
The commercial one - Aka the perfect one and likely winner, something out of an actual Apple ad; Swide couldn't have been more delighted.
Still unsure as to who the winner might be? Curious to see the results? Over HERE!
Always dreamt of being a Hand Casting Director and want to have your say on who should have won? Or do you want to partake in the next hand search? email@example.com