Opened my own bank account today, in my OWN name.
The rep who helped me was a nice looking young man but every time he shook my hand - well, he didn't shake my hand. He placed his hand where it ought to go, and I shook it.
After I left I wanted to go back and teach him how to shake hands - he is, after all, in customer service. More importantly, didn't they cover "meeting and greeting" in training???
I was taught to shake hands by the salesman who sold my car to my Dad. Now, banish all archetypal images of "the car salesman" from your mind. Saturn is a rather indie brand, or at least it was then. Hundreds of Saturn owners drive out to the plant in Tennessee every year for a reunion, a bit like Woodstock with cars.
When the deal was done, we shook hands - he stopped short - he looked at me and said, "Now, young lady, when you shake a hand you take it firmly, look 'em in the eye, and shake vigorously. Don't take their arm off at the shoulder, just give a decent positive shake!"
I bet that man never knew how many years afterwards I would remember him.