Inappropriate Handshake

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  1. Gib

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    A college student was home for the weekend and came to church today. At the end of church he approached me and gave me a fist pound. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fist_pound

    It's not the first time we've done it. My kids and I do it. We did it in High School (in the 80's), my kids do it today. I do it at with co-workers. I see people do it where they wouldn't normally shake hands. I think of it as a greeting gesture and see nothing wrong with it.

    Anyways someone mentioned they saw me doing it and thought it was inappropriate. Imagine what they would think if I gave him a Holy Kiss.

    Then there's the pound hug. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pound_hug .. Something I do on occasion with friends and family. Do you find these inappropriate greeting gestures?
     
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    Did they give a reason? I can't imagine what's wrong with it.
     
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    Yea, they said that's what the gangs do.
     
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    I give lots of the people in my church a fist pound. I don't see anything wrong with it. Of all the things in church to be concerned about this is not one. Some people will get upset at anything.
     
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    I do both all the time. We call the fist pound, "giving knuckles" and the hug is how we all greet each other (males). Especially preachers.

    I guess we joined the Christian gang complete with secret handshake and hug... :wavey:
     
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    Just ask that person if they eat meals. That's what the gangs do. Ask them if they drive a car. That's what the gangs do.

    Tell that person that you are not aware of what the gangs do. If he presses then ask him how he would know.
     
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    quote:
    "Anyways someone mentioned they saw me doing it and thought it was inappropriate."

    Would you consider the someone that mentioned it, elderly?

    I would say a fist pound for the fist pounders, and a regular hand shake for the regular hand shakers.
     
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    Howie Mandell on "Deal or No Deal" does this over a germ phobia about handshaking.
     
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    how about the Monk handshake?

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    I really don't want to be flippant, but some people need to find some more serious things to worry about.
     
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    Well, don't we all learn something new everyday!?! :thumbs:

    I have seen young people on tv "fist pound", but I never knew that there was a name for it!! :tongue3:

    I also had to look at the site and see what a pound hug was. I guess I'm just not "hip".

    How someone could get their underwear in a knot over this is waaaay beyond my scope of understanding. Whew!!

     
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    At your age, you just hope you don't blow out your hip.:tongue3:
     
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    And if you keep that up you're not gonna live to SEE my age.....:thumbs:
     
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    Oh my dear friend, and you say I live on the edge :laugh: :thumbs:
     
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    The solution involves two steps:

    First, give them this:
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    Second, quote them Romans 1:13a...

    "Now I would not have you, ignorant brethren..."

    That should do it.

    Good luck on your new job search after taking my advice.
     
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    rbell!!! you have GOT to stop making me laugh so hard......
     
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    Brave with a capital B!!! First you took on tater in another thread, now Scarlett....

    I bet she could give you a fist pounding if she wanted to...

    BTW, I do the fist pound and hug pound....
     
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    No issue here. But I work with kids.
     
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    Saggywoman, I couldn't help but laugh at your post. I knew what you meant, but as someone who also works with children...well, you KNOW that we have "issues"!

    Ha! :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    Sounds like the person that said inappropriate needs a hobby or needs to get a life.
     
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    Well I never! You folk just don't understand what is a proper and dignified greeting at church. You're supposed to bow to each other, like we do at my church!:tongue3:
     

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