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I was just at the ATM and somebody approached me obviously looking for money. Dirty, barely coherent and probably on some type of drug, he kept extending his hand for me to shake it.
How do you decline without looking like an ass?
This post was edited by Fritzdude 16 months ago
Why would you care if you looked like an ass to him?
Probably to avoid making him mad and getting stabbed.
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That's why you have your gun - course he should have one too. Fist bumpin the popular avoidance by the way.
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There are just times when you have to be rude. This sounds like one of them. Don't lose sleep over it.
This. Exactly. You don't owe him anything.
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This thread reminds me of the movie Blue Streak when Martin Lawrence is searching for diamonds in the vents in the bathroom and sees an old guy rub cream on his ass. Then Lawrence leaves the bathroom and that same old guy tries to shake his hand and Lawrence just hugs him instead
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
'Fist bumpin the popular avoidance'. If I don't want to shake hands and I'm not in a proper situation, I go for the light fist bump. Not nearly as gross as touching someone's dirty hand.
My hands are really fragile from a disability, so yes I do sometimes and yes it is awkward. Even with a very legit excuse it is still weird to do.
People are gross. I decline handshakes all the time.
You're at the ATM...he needs money...he extended his hand...he wasn't looking for a handshake.
Otherwise, that's why the fist bump was invented.
I read the news today, oh boy .. ..
About a lucky man who made the grade
I had an interview for a teaching job in Germany and just as we were standing up to shake hands, he gives me a "go blue".
My hand was already extended but I pulled it back at the last second, and explained to him the inappropriateness of his behavior.
Was at a Meijer in Jackson once, had to use the pisser. Walked in and was immediately hit with a smell 10 times worse than most public bathrooms are known for. Had to piss bad though, so while I'm pissing, some dude walks out of one of the stalls and heads right for the door. I turn and look at this dude and notice 1. He isnt going to wash his hands and 2. He has something all over the bottom of the back of his shirt. First glance, looked like diarrhea. I finish and wash my hands and proceed to the door. Then I notice three finger smears of the stinky stuff across the metal plate in the area you push to open the door. I kicked the door open and got the hell outta there. Luckily there was a wetfloor sign right there that I was able to put in front of the door and a meijer employee walked by so they were alerted.
Thats just one reason I don't like to shake hands with people.
I just keep my hands to myself, except when I'm playing grabass on the subway.
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boss at old job. the prick said i couldn't use my last day of vacation before i left, this wasn't recognized until after two week notice was put in. so in the exit interview after i signed the papers he stood up and put his arm out...i said "are we done?" and left.
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Yup, all about the fist bump. Don't be afraid to step all the way down to the elbow bump if you have to.
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Good question for Denard Robinson.
Ignore, take care of your ATM business, move on. It's the reality of dealing with people on the street who want something from you.
This belongs in the pussification of America thread.
Say "I just used the bathroom, sorry"
Why do so many feel the need to make up a story instead of just not shaking the bum's hand?
I'm sure it's the same crew who tells telemarketers, "sorry, he's not here may I take a message?" instead of just hanging up.
It's tRCMB. Made up stories are this board's forte.
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