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When shaking hands: Cup of Protection or the Flat Out and Personal Palm Kiss?

Old 08-21-05, 04:29 PM
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When shaking hands: Cup of Protection or the Flat Out and Personal Palm Kiss?

I shook the hand of a fellow today, and he gave me that cold and superficial, default "Cup of Protection" (or "hand rimmer") thing.

(COP = No palm contact.)

I for one prefer the "Flat Out & Personal Palm Kiss" (or "hand hugger") myself.

(FOPPK = Total palm contact.)

In my experience (your own personal hand shaking experience may vary), guys that are stand off-ish, insecure, or generally uncertain, often exercise the COP version.

Dudes I know, relatively kind humans, or folks that have an instant likin' to me (or visa versa) always whip out the sometimes squengy (and or smushy) but always appreciated personal & friendly FOPPK method.



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Old 08-21-05, 04:45 PM
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For me it dpends if I just finished peeing on my hands, if it's been a while and the pee has dried tham flat out, if still wet then cup of protection.

I mean
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OH, CB!!!

(That's good to know, and I'll remember that if I ever meet you "hand to hand"! )

Besides, you can always wash your hands after the handshake!

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the only thought I give hand shakes is "was it firm"
nothing worse than a limp hand shake
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And wash their jerms off my hands?


Never Paul, NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

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germs too I'm not even sure what jerms are,I'm so retarded
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100% perfect spelling isn't such a big deal in my threads! You can relax and not worry about such trivial poo-poo here. (...although I do DEMAND 99%! )
Originally Posted by mikehunt
the only thought I give hand shakes is "was it firm"
nothing worse than a limp hand shake
Unless of course it's granny or Tiny Tim!

(Especially now! & )

Tiny T

TINY THEEK!

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Old 08-21-05, 04:53 PM
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I like to tickle their palm with my middle finger while shaking their hand, it throws them off guard.

*giggle*

I'm just kidding... this thread just reminds me of all those silly "handshaking" jokes from elementary school... you know, the "Hi, I'm a carpenter" and you use theur hand like a hammer or a saw; or the "Hi, I'm a fisherman" and go into the handshake all limp; or the "Hi, I'm a heart surgeon" and squeeze their hand rhythmically... anyway, I digress...
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WOW! Those are great GB! &
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Wouldn't Tiny Tim's hand be stiff

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Old 08-21-05, 04:57 PM
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...well, yes CB, it probably would be. That and or crumbly.

WHAT THE...

HEY!!!

KEEP THE NOISE DOWN!!!

Didn't you read the fine print?

"Absolutely no playing of precussion instruments without a permit."

Can't you see this thread is tryin' to take a dirt nap?

Hand Shaking Thread

THEEK!

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For stink palms, full contact is preferred.
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Ugh, I hate those "cupped hand" handshakes. And the weak, limp perfunctory handshakes too! What's the matter? Can't shake hands like a MAN, you girlie-man? Come on!
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I don't believe I've ever encountered a cupped hand handshake. It sounds wierd.
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I hate those people who start the handshake about 4 feet away. They raise their hand/arm up to around shoulder height and swing into the shake. Pisses me off as they look like a Tony Robbins/Tony Little graduate!

As for the original question.. I don't have a preference as long as they

A: don't try to act like the incredible hulk and crush my hand.
B: don't hold on & not let go

Here's a handshake for dummies link:

http://www.dummies.com/WileyCDA/Dumm...le/id-704.html

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Blame the four-foot away handshake on Michael Keaton. See "My Life" for details.
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Originally Posted by mikehunt
the only thought I give hand shakes is "was it firm"
nothing worse than a limp hand shake
I knew a martial arts master who would always give a limp handshake. He would hold his hand out, but not apply any pressure whatsoever. I would always start to give him a regular handshake, and then immediately back off when I realized he wasn't applying any pressure, so we both ended up with limp handshakes. I had trained with him, so I knew he was capable of snapping my arm if he wanted to. I think it was all about deception. He wasn't a very likeable or trustworthy guy.
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I too, don't like a 'limp' handshake when I shake a mans hand. It should be 'firm' and not overly aggressive.

Now with woman, I like the 'fingers only' type of handshake. If they come at me with a 'mans' handshake, they are either a transvestite or a business woman who has no time for me.

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I had a guy give me the cupped handshake. To screw with him (I really didn't care what he thought of me), I brought my left hand into the action, and gave him the two-handed squeeze shake.
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Originally Posted by darkflounder
I had a guy give me the cupped handshake. To screw with him (I really didn't care what he thought of me), I brought my left hand into the action, and gave him the two-handed squeeze shake.

...and then did you try to dry hump him? 'Cause that can be funny.
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Eh, I'm concerned about sweaty palms...in both directions...so I don't usually full-out grab a hand, you know?
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Originally Posted by The Edit King
You can relax and not worry about such trivial poo-poo here.

TINY THEEK![/size]
Here's your trivial poo poo thread.

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...55#post6318655
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Originally Posted by mrpayroll
Now with woman, I like the 'fingers only' type of handshake. If they come at me with a 'mans' handshake, they are either a transvestite or a business woman who has no time for me.
My father always told me that just because I'm a woman, I shouldn't have some limp-wristed handshake... don't hurt the person, but he always respected a firm handshake more. As a matter of fact, a couple of times, after meeting friends of mine for the second time, he remembered them because of their handshake (a good one).
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