At a yankee swap I happened to unwrap Kurt’s gift: a small gold cat that waves its hand continuously. It was dubbed Arsenio because its raised hand motion kind of looks like Arsenio Hall’s classic hand motion.
It’s actually a Maneki Neko Cat. which according to legend, beckons people and good fortune depending on which arm is waving. Mine is going left hand style, which means it’s more for people than good fortune.
I took the cat to work, and it sits on my cabinet waving furiously. Every once in awhile I catch the motion of its arm with the corner of my eye and I get startled. Just about everyone who comes in looks at it and asks “is there a battery in there?”
It just keeps waving and waving. It’s waving right now… as you read this.
it’s kind of creepy.