Arlington Superintendent Is Off the Clock

A while ago, Wick pointed to a pending deadline for Arlington ISD superintendent Hector Montenegro to turn in his list of consulting income. Yesterday, Hector Montenegro resigned.

(You know that move that blackjack dealers do when they’re headed on a break? The one where they sort of clap-clap then turn palms skyward, to the overseeing security cameras? I wish I knew a tidier way of typing that. Clap-clap makes it sound like I’m applauding. Pish-posh is onomatopoeically closer but no more descriptive. It needs to be something that describes the hand motion and sums up the sentiment: That takes care of that.)

Anyway, insert that here.

UPDATE: Trey reminds me (in comments) when the as-yet-unnamed-gesture was discussed. It was in this story, referencing Officer Fernando Perez’s actions after witnessing a motorcyclist he had been chasing go over the edge of the High Five interchange. Trey wrote, “On the video shot from his dashboard camera, he looks nonchalant. Without looking down at his palms, Perez made a one-two hand wipe. Brushing off dirt. Saying, ‘That’s done.'” Descriptive and well-written. But I still think there’s a succinct way to say it.


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10 responses to “Arlington Superintendent Is Off the Clock”

  1. Marcus says:

    Good luck everyone blackjack dealer clap.

  2. Trey Garrison says:

    Adam, shades of the conversation you, me and Tim had regarding the “one-two hand wipe.”

  3. Trey Garrison says:

    Re: Update — I smell a FBvian contest in the making.

  4. Wes Mantooth says:

    Happens all the time, not just when they’re going on break. At the end of paying out/collecting blackjack hands, end of every deal at the poker table, paying out and raking at craps, etc.

    I propose it be called “casino jazz hands”.

  5. fruitdog says:

    I 2nd “casino jazz hands”.

  6. Trey Garrison says:

    Tell Wes what he’s won, Adam.

  7. NotMarcus says:

    I really, really, like “blackjack dealer clap”

    It rhymes.

  8. Bethany says:

    But it sounds like something for which you need a prescription of antibiotics.

  9. Wes Mantooth says:

    Trey, you make me feel like George Costanza.

    Bethany: classic. Diet Coke snorted through nose, classic. Bravo.

  10. IttyBittyWussy says:

    The proper term is to “clap out” but I agree that Wes’s term is better.