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Shaking hands with an right arm amputee
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Apr 19, 2011, 11:29 AM
 
They have a hook.

What is the proper protocol here?
     
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Apr 19, 2011, 11:33 AM
 
Hold, please.

Give me a second to come up with a nice Peter Pan reference.

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Apr 19, 2011, 11:39 AM
 
Originally Posted by tightsocks View Post
What is the proper protocol here?
     
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Apr 19, 2011, 11:39 AM
 
This is how.


Bob Dole's right hand is non functional after an injury incurred during WWII He has a pen placed there to prevent people from trying to shake his right hand. He also extends the left hand when protocol calls for a handshake.
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Apr 19, 2011, 11:43 AM
 
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Apr 19, 2011, 02:18 PM
 
A guy I know is missing all four fingers on his right hand. The first time I shook it it threw me off but I've come to expect it now.
     
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Apr 19, 2011, 02:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
A guy I know is missing all four fingers on his right hand. The first time I shook it it threw me off but I've come to expect it now.
In my opinion, he should really take it upon himself to offer his left hand instead.
     
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Apr 19, 2011, 03:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by tightsocks View Post
In my opinion, he should really take it upon himself to offer his left hand instead.
isn't that a homosexual confirmation handshake?
     
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Apr 19, 2011, 04:01 PM
 
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isn't that a homosexual confirmation handshake?
Or someone who follows a LHP. Either way, it's fun to leave people guessing.
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Apr 19, 2011, 08:09 PM
 
I broke my right hand last year and always offered my left in it's place when it came time to shake hands with someone. Some people would still use their right, others used their left. As long as you make the effort, it doesn't matter much.
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Apr 19, 2011, 08:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by tightsocks View Post
They have a hook.

What is the proper protocol here?
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Apr 19, 2011, 09:47 PM
 
is a hook better than a fake silicon hand?
     
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Apr 19, 2011, 09:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by tightsocks View Post
They have a hook.

What is the proper protocol here?
Offer them a fish.
     
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Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
Kevin Pollock.
     
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Apr 20, 2011, 08:09 AM
 
You are hardly the first person the amputee has encountered that they want to shake hands with. Stick out your hand and let them take it from there. It's not going to be embarrassing to the amputee, so don't be embarrassed yourself.

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Apr 20, 2011, 09:40 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
You are hardly the first person the amputee has encountered that they want to shake hands with. Stick out your hand and let them take it from there. It's not going to be embarrassing to the amputee, so don't be embarrassed yourself.
Which hand should I extend?
What if I use my right hand and he offers the hook?
I really don't want to touch his hook...
     
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Apr 20, 2011, 10:56 AM
 
Why, he probably used his hand to masturbate so the hook should be cleaner...
     
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Apr 20, 2011, 10:57 AM
 
What if he used the hook to scratch his balls ?

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Apr 20, 2011, 11:11 AM
 
You should probably bring your own hook so he won't feel so awkward.

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Apr 20, 2011, 11:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
You should probably bring your own hook so he won't feel so awkward.
Damn it, I was just about to post that.
     
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Apr 21, 2011, 03:56 AM
 
Shaking hands with a right arm amputee. Not an.

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Apr 21, 2011, 07:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by tightsocks View Post
Which hand should I extend?
What if I use my right hand and he offers the hook?
I really don't want to touch his hook...
Offer your right hand, aim for the other guy's middle. Most amputees I've worked with have gone with a left hand shake because plenty of other people are creeped out by prostheses.

Side note: just about the very first thing everyone who gets an "iLimb" hand prosthesis does is rotate the wrist 360 degrees. In both directions. It's rather odd to see the first time, but it's an interesting training task for the wearer.

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Apr 21, 2011, 09:24 PM
 


I do not think that this should be encouraged.
     
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Did she wash her iLimb hand before touching that food?
     
   
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