http://www.lolais40.com/ you really should. She's one funny lady and to prove it, she's one of the Circle of Moms top twenty-five funniest bloggers. She won that honour just this past week. Congrats Lola!
Anyway back to my own blog.....she mentioned the ickiness that is wimpy handshakes. This is a huge pet peeve of mine so I decided to expand on the topic here on my own blog. Why give someone else all the good material in their comment section, right?
There are a few types of wimpy handshake. Let's look at them:
The Finger Grasp - This is the one where they loosely hold the ends of your fingers for a split second, wiggle then drop them. What the heck was that?! It's called a HANDshake you dope, not a fingershake.
Limp Dish Rag - This is the one where you actually manage to get their hand in yours in the proper position but then they go limp. They don't grasp your hand, they don't shake it, they just let you hold this limp, lifeless thing at the end of their arm until you're ready to let go. Believe me, I let go pretty quickly!
The WET Noodle - Basically any combination of the above with enough sweat to swim in. Like, yuck!! A firm, confident handshake with a slightly sweaty hand, I can live with but there is something about the mix of sweat and limpness that makes my skin crawl.
If your handshake fits into any of these categories, PLEASE, do something about it! Your handshake gives people their first impression of you.
(Okay, your smile does too but we'll get into good oral hygeine another time.)
It tells people whether you're confident or, well, a limp dish rag. Believe me, your handshake when you meet me stays with me for as long as I know you and colours my opinion of you no matter how great a person you are. I'm funny that way so, if you know that you're going to meet me, you may want to practice cuz I know that my opinion is important to you. See how confident I am? LOL