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Please, Teach That Kid How To Shake Hands Like A Man

My last blog was about men putting their hand in their pants and now I’m going to write about handshakes. Yeah, I realize that’s a little odd and I think I’ve written about this before but I’m feeling passionate and it’s really really important.

This weekend I met two perfectly good kids with really sorry handshakes. They were pathetic and weak and the kids didn’t have a clue what to say or how to make eye contact. The seemed hopelessly squirrely. I felt sorry for them because it was obvious no adult had ever taken the time to teach them how to shake hands.

Parents, it’s nearly criminal if you don’t teach your children, especially your boys, how to shake hands like a man and say, “nice to meet you”. If you don’t teach them, who will? You should start teaching your kids how to shake hands as soon as they can walk so when they are six it’s not a big deal. When they are toddlers shake hands with them around the house, at dinner shake hands at the table and say “Nice to meet you, will you pass the chicken, please?” AND YOU HAVE TO MAKE EYE CONTACT.

If you don’t teach your kids how to do this, people will think they are slimy little punks, like Draco Malifoy. Seriously, that’s what we are thinking. I know it’s wrong but if a 13 year old kid has a pansy handshake I assume he’s also the kid who picks on little girls and spits in front of Grandmas.

If you love your child give them an advantage in life and teach them how to shake hands.

And now, will somebody please help me off my soapbox?

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7 Responses to “Please, Teach That Kid How To Shake Hands Like A Man”

  1. July 19th, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Mark S. says:

    Wow, that’s a pretty tall soapbox. I realize the shaking of one’s hand as a greeting in America is a necessary evil, but I hate it. I managed a drive in service office for an insurance company and had to deal with up to 40 clients a day. Shake, shake, shake…then came the colds and flu.

    The only thing I like about Donald Trump is that he, like me, can’t stand shaking hands due to the passing of minor, but very irritating diseases!

    I do shake hands, but admit, all I can think about is washing my hands soon after! I’m becoming Howard Hughes!

  2. July 19th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    diana hampo says:

    Stop bitching and shake my hand. If you don’t do that I’m gonna hug you.

  3. July 19th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Roy says:

    You don’t really teach it. We just kindof pick up on it.

  4. July 19th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    diana hampo says:

    No way, parents have to teach it, especially if the kid isn’t in Martial Arts. High fiving an old lady just isn’t the same, you gotta shake.

  5. July 25th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Bryan says:

    I would, but he just had his hand down his pants!

  6. July 28th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    diana hampo says:

    Nice Bryan.

  7. July 29th, 2011 at 10:35 am

    ENRIQUE says:

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    Buynow it…