I was getting ready to dive with a scuba instructor with whom I had never dived before. Among other necessary precautions, she wanted to review underwater hand signals.
She waved her hand and pointed at her ear.
Me: “Equalization problem.”
She then waved her hand and pointed at her unadorned left ring finger.
I paused for a moment, thinking.
Me: “Marriage problem?”
She replied, “yes, I’m not married!”
We shared a laugh at that.
For the record, I don’t believe she was being flirtatious. I believe she is just lamenting being single, and probably cracks this joke all the time to break the ice with new students.
Because I didn’t have a camera out at the time, special thanks to hands model Phoebe Huang for this article’s featured image. You can contact Phoebe via Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube: