what does a handshake convey?

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  1. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Today I did a small welding job for a contractor working on a hiway bridge near here.I met the foreman and we shook hands,This werent no man to man handshake ,It was more like I grabbed hold of my wifes dishrag,I came away from it like .....uh hmmmm oh well. Any of you ever expereience this phenomonon?
     
  2. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    I believe you should shake with a firm grip,like you got a pair. If you`re going to make a half- hearted attempt,why bother.
     

  3. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    The guy I shook hands with most likely came away with the feeling he shook hands with Andre the giant instead of lil ole 5'7 ,153 lb me. :cool2:
     
  4. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    I agree, I think a firm grip and looking the other person in the eyes conveys alot about person. If the person shakes my hand like their holding a zima and don't look me in the eye, I don't trust em. :wink:
     
  5. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    A good handshake is one thing, and a weak one that just puts the hand out there kinda gives me the feeling its there but not meant. At times I've had people try to crush my hand and I look em in the eye and see em gritting their teeth trying to crush my hand and show me they are a man. Women shake hands a lot now days, but they just put it out there and its kinda limp too.
     
  6. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Nothin like a firm handshake. Ya wanna really blow thier mind give em a peck on the cheek also. LOL!
     
  7. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    Lmao!!! I just tried to rep you for that one but I`m all out.
     
  8. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    LOL. This all is true, but some guys probably just aren't manly men - maybe he was scared of your manliness.
     
  9. joadb

    joadb Member

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    sorry,i dont shake hands much.if ya stop and think about what people do with their hands every day,maybe you'll see where im coming from.lol!
     
  10. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Not knocken ya but what do they do that you dont? I do all the toiletries with them and still eat with them all it takes is a little soap and water and boom clean again. I know tho I will not open a door without using a towel to buffer me after Ive washed my hands Ive seen people leave the crapper and not wash :eek:oooh: now thats a little sick.
     
  11. joadb

    joadb Member

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    thats my point.i,m no better than anyone and please dont get me wrong in what im saying.alot of people just arent very hygenic even though they think they are.lol.
    my wife works at a childrens hostpital with sick kids everyday and we raise 5 at home so fighting off the germs is a daily battle for us.
     
  12. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Think about it. I wash my hands before usein the latrine. I know where hes been. Ain't too sure about the facility.:wink:
     
  13. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    My daddy pop me uppa side the noggin more than once "sayin look at me when i talk to ya". A person who won't look ya in the eye is like a dawg waggin it's tail. He ain't friendly, hell he's nervious:smile2: Seriously, if i shake hands with a man i want him to know it was a man not a woman, and if he's lookin at me, then he'll know i got blue eyes cause i'll dern sure be lookin at him.
     
  14. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Just make sure ya don't catch the corner of their mouth! Some guys are bothered by that. :eek:oooh:
     
  15. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    I know what you`re sayin` there.LMAO!!!!
     
  16. CuzICan

    CuzICan New Member

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    I AM a woman and I hate a weak handshake. Matter of fact, the last thing I do with my Sr boys when they leave my classroom on the last class day is shake their hand and tell em it was my pleasure having them in class. They ain't kids no more, and I like to send em off letting em know I think of them as adults :big_smile:
     
  17. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    I have met people with those fishy, limp-wristed, dishrag hand shake and, they give me the creeps. I hate a sissy handshake, I tell'm step up and shake hands like a man!!!
     
  18. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    a mans handshake should be firm. If its not then its one of 3 things.

    1. he's got an injury and cant
    2. he really didnt want to or care to shake your hand
    3. he's homosexual (from what I've experienced working with them, this is not a stereotype as not all shake softly)
     
  19. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    I knew a guy who didnt was after peeing. He just looked at me and said his momma didnt teach him to pee on his hand so he didnt need to. Needless to say, I dont shake his hand.
     
  20. slowboat

    slowboat New Member

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    Just be careful and beware of :smile2: the RAYANG CURSE...sb