People do a lot of quirky things. Traditions, mannerisms, sayings…the list goes on. We just do some weird ass stuff. Ya know, like holding a cleaver in your Facebook picture.
One of these oddities is the proverbial handshake. The act, in and of itself, is strange enough, but the approach some men take bring it to a whole other level. And that level is super douchey.
Handshakes should not be a big deal. Handshakes are meant to be a relatively quick in-and-out procedure (that’s what she said). For some reason there are guys out there who take this as an opportunity to prove their manliness.
I hate it when some dude goes to shake my hand and then attempts to break every single bone. What the Hell is the point? I don’t think you are any more of man than me. No women in the vicinity have any idea what you are doing (unless they could hear my faint whimpering as my hand crumbles into a pile of dust), so they aren’t impressed. I just don’t get it.
What makes these already awkward exchanges turned strongman competition even worse is the when the guys refuses to let go. This makes our handshake borderline hand-holding. Why do you feel the need to crunch my hand and then hold it tight so I can’t escape for the next 30 seconds? I’m willing to bet if I called you out on this attempt at holding my hand, you’d pull away REAL quick lest you be seen as less of a man than you think you are.
I know girls probably don’t run into this issue that much, but I have a related beef for them..
What is the proper protocol when being introduced to a girl for the first time? Handshake? A polite nod and smile? Other?
When I’m meeting a colleague at work, a handshake is the proper option. But what do you do when you are out with friends?