Today is National Handshake Day. Shaking hands sounds simple enough but there is a lot to think about before throwing your hand out there. Shaking a persons hand can be a confusing adventure. When you greet someone, there are so many options for types of handshakes and greetings and you don’t always know what the other guy is going to throw out there. When our parents were young there was just the basic handshake. Then came the high five and fist pumps and all the other ones that the sports world gave us. We now have a huge arsenal of greetings to choose from. It can be a handshake disaster if you are going in with a traditional and they throw down a thumb-lock bro shake followed by a finger clutch. I think I may just go with the elbow touch which has been perfected by Susan’s husband Dr. Bob. Here are a few of the variations.

The Traditional

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The Bro

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Knucks

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High Five

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Finger Clutch

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The Elbow

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