August 26, 2009

I judge limp handshakes.

As a teenager, my grandma made me practice shaking hands. I thought it was kind of silly, but now I see the point of it. It surprises when I shake someone's hand (especially in a business setting) and it's all limp and dainty.

It makes me think the person doesn't know what to do or that they're not used to shaking hands. Or that they are of a delicate disposition, like the sickly person that always seems to pop up in Jane Austen novels.

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