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No More Fist Bumps


#1

I’m sick of people offering their fist to bump or grabbing my hand in an ethnic hand shake. From now on I’m just going to let them hang. Enough is enough.


#2

Cabbage them.


#3

After having a co worker take their finger straight out of his nose in order to give me a high five, I embrace the fist bump.


#4

The fist bump is the best social ritual to have caught on in recent time. Makes so much more sense in a world of close proximity to other humans where a virus/disease can spread so quickly.

Don’t get me wrong, I reserve the hand shake for certain occasions that call for it. However, for the common daily interaction of others, fist bump all day.


#5

I only just started fist bumping. Prior to this I would grab their fist and shake it while looking at it like it was some strange object.

I don’t do any of that fo shizzle fo my nizzle shit either. Just one straight punch to the fist, perpendicular to theirs. Any of that snappy fluttery shit gets a head shake and a “Nope.”.


#6

When my bros and I get a few beers in, we grasp each others forearms, Roman style.

Then we enthusiastically announce, " We Don’t Spread Germs!"


#7

Yeah, except everyone has been trained to sneeze and cough into their elbows, so you do, you filthy Typhoid Mary, you.


#8

I think it’s amusing when younger guys do a fist bump to me.

I’m a older young guy.


#9

Is that a thing, or did you guys come up with that yourselves?

I’d swear a couple of dudes were doing that at a wedding I was at in October.


#10

If you saw our enthusiasm, you’d probably forget about cleanliness and join in.

Sky-
We started it when somebody was too drunk to shake hands, missed the thumb and slid into a forearm clasp. We get around, maybe it has spread.

If the guys at the wedding were friends of mine, there would have been a debate over wether having 1 leg is an advantage or disadvantage in wrestling. Then there would have been a wrestling match.


#11

It was a bunch of virginia tech kids, around 25-26 years old.

No wrestling matches but that type of clasping seems like it would be great to headbutt each others collarbones.

Go figure. Even handshakes can be contagious.


#12

After exposure like this, I expect the Roman Handshake to become REAL popular.


#13

Oh, probably. Generally speaking, I’m more likely to engage in fun than in caution.


#14

Fist bumping hasn’t really caught on here in Wales. The only time I’ve ever got a fist bump was when I said that in all of my (at the time) 25 years not once have I ever been caught masturbating. That one where you grasp the other guy’s hand underarm used to be fairly routine though. The first time it happened to me, I twisted my arm around so I could shake the guy’s hand normally, not realising what was expected of me. I’m told that was quite funny at the time.


#15

This happened to you once and you didn’t know what to do, right?

With Chrono and Hugh Gilly this board has really gone to the idiots.