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Limp Handshake

On 13 Mar 2012 at 9:47am Dad wrote:
I went to see my son's teachers last night and every one of them greeted me with a limp handshake. What does that tell me?
On 13 Mar 2012 at 10:44am Cliffite wrote:
Not sure to be honest but I personally hate it when you get a dead fish instead of a firm, manly grasp when you go to shake hands with someone.
On 13 Mar 2012 at 11:08am DFL wrote:
Dad, it tells you that they are gentle folk....
On 13 Mar 2012 at 11:29am Dad wrote:
I must say that it didn't inspire me with confidence.
On 13 Mar 2012 at 1:16pm Paul Newman wrote:
Funny that I occasionally moan that here not more men in teaching but when I meet one I inwardly assume they are sort of hermaphrodites or bi curious or something ...
That hand shake a sure sign..also a beard is often a mask for no adam`s apple and a weak chin..usually straggly. ( Votes Lib Dem or Green ) Mind you; too firm a handshake is a sign of a transsexual at the weekends you have to judge it just right.The dreaded two hand clasp and "meeting of eyes" should be punishable by death and means you want to be importnat on the local council....ooh don`t know why but the name Ashley Price just popped into my head
On 13 Mar 2012 at 2:18pm bastian wrote:
Paul don't be so rude to people..what's your handshake like I wonder?
On 13 Mar 2012 at 3:19pm Mrs Pankhurst wrote:
Hi Paul,
Are you capable of having a normal conversation?
Try not mentioning Greens/LibDems etc once in a while. You may then come across as a more 3 dimensional person, rather than the total weirdo that you do a good impression of at the moment. I'd rather have a conversation with a bearded transexual than you any day.
On 13 Mar 2012 at 3:41pm supporter wrote:
paull you are the biggest plonker going
On 13 Mar 2012 at 3:55pm Paul Newman wrote:
I'd rather have a conversation with a bearded trans-sexual than you any day.
Get in there !
On 13 Mar 2012 at 3:58pm Mme B wrote:
The opposite end of the scale is the "hearty" bone grinding handshake which is not only painful but leaves all the rings on that hand bent and twisted so you can't even take them off.
On 13 Mar 2012 at 4:02pm brixtonbelle wrote:
You're a disgrace Paul.

I should think the teachers are giving 'limp' handshakes because they don't want to be accused of assault, as is common these days if they try to be 'firm'.

Or maybe they didn't want to shake your hand, Dad ?
On 13 Mar 2012 at 4:36pm observer wrote:
Forget the handshake, a good old snog is better. Ask any footballer.
On 13 Mar 2012 at 5:00pm Ed Can Do wrote:
It's a well known fact that people become teachers only when they've have proved a failure at their first choice of career. Perhaps this is in someway linked to the firmness or otherwise of their handshakes?
On 13 Mar 2012 at 5:10pm middleclassandabitsmug wrote:
The other profession I don't like shaking hands with is tree surgeons. It hurts. I'm sure they don't mean to.
On 14 Mar 2012 at 9:54am Fingers wrote:
Dead Fish Handshake
Indifferent handshakes that feel like the person has no bones in their hand often indicate a passive or reserved personality. This handshake ranks as the number two least favored. Individuals with this type of clasp are generally not people-focused. Knowing this, you can tailor your presentation to de-emphasize the people aspect and focus more on the mechanical or thing-focused benefits. Exceptions to this rule might be musicians and surgeons whose livelihood depends on sensitive hands and who are therefore reluctant to open up to a bone crusher.
On 14 Mar 2012 at 11:56am Tempted wrote:
A limp handshake Dad? It means that they sussed you out pretty quick..........a sort of masonic throwback!
On 15 Mar 2012 at 8:20pm mickyboy wrote:
handshakes depend on the person and the cultural background, same as a hug and a symbolic cheek kiss between men. I could write a short essay on this one, but breath a sigh of relief I wont.
newman your a troll
On 15 Mar 2012 at 11:31pm Grrrrrrrrrr wrote:
Why does everyone have a go at Paul Newman?
Or have I missed something?
On 16 Mar 2012 at 12:18am Rumpledforeskin. wrote:
Yes you`re missing something...............a brain!

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