Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Mr. Firm Handshake

Today I encountered a bone breaking, hand splintering hand shake from Mr. Craig's-list-I'll-take-your-ugly-cabinet man. The mail man called it when he saw me helping Mr. Handy man load up the putrid cabinet into his truck, "another case of Craig's list, eh?" Yeah, except this one nearly broke my hand.

My question is this - when someone has a death grip - are you supposed to squeeze back? Or do you play lame dead duck and give a limp shake? I tried squeezing back too and he squeezed harder. My hand still hurts.

Maybe it was his way of saying, "thanks for the piece of junk to pile my junk in."

And in that case, you're welcome. Very, very welcome.

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