Secret handshake

Brad Willis

Brad Willis is a writer based in Greenville, South Carolina. Willis spent a decade as an award-winning broadcast journalist. He has worked as a freelance writer, columnist, and professional blogger since 2005. He has also served as a commentator and guest on a wide variety of television, radio, and internet shows.

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7 Responses

  1. Pauly says:

    The Isabelle double-kiss. Nothing quite like that.

  2. Tiger and Stevie says:

    Otis, don’t worry about it. At times, we can be a bit awkward with our high-fives.

  3. Su says:

    Love and miss the hug!

  4. Damn it, there used to be a time I was smooth with the handshake. Once upon a kegger, greeting or bidding someone goodbye was settled effortlessly with a quick shake followed by snapping it off with the thumb and middle finger. I mean, like normal human beings.

    So f’en 90210

  5. Da Goddess says:

    I think a regular handshake and a hug are classics and therefore unnecessarily tampered with time and time again. Anyone who attempts more than that with me — bumpin’, snappin’, whatever — gets the “oh really?” look. It’s polite but with just enough of a raised eyebrow that they suddenly feel the need to go old skool.

  6. Human Head says:

    **high five, Top Gun**

    Previously you made a fine remark, something to the effect of “..their knowledge of the game is as weak as their handshake.” Therein lies your solution. Handshakes are nothing more than impression exchanges.

    You can fuck up the form and still leave an eminently favorable impression. You can get the form “correct” every time and still leave a shitty impression.

    Don’t sweat the mechanics of the thing, man.

  1. February 6, 2009

    […] might remember the Secret Handshake post I wrote in December of last year. I have a hard time with non-traditional handshakes. They […]

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