Tuesday, February 12, 2008

dirty handshake

there is a "secret" handshake in benin that gives me the creeps. if you shake a guy's hand, and he moves his finger to your palm, it's a proposition. to agree, you return the finger-to-palm gesture. to disagree, in my case, i play dumb. but really, it's a slap-worthy offense.

i mention this only because i received the dirty handshake moments ago from a man i greet every week. and i'll see him again on my way back home. brrrrr.... gives me the heeby jeebies. if you come to benin, beware the dirty handshake!

4 comments:

kristy said...

that "dirty handshake" was a big thing when i was in junior high!

Susan said...

Yuck!

A. Linda said...

Ewww... :-/
- Assaba

Annie said...

I'm googling this because an attorney i retained did that to me! I was bewildered, but tried to not show it. I can't believe it!