Re: Scout Handshake
Don Izard (mwilson@POLARIS.ORL.MMC.COM)
Thu, 17 Sep 1992 11:48:36 EDT
> From: Rod Clark <UCUA001%UABDPO.BITNET@ricevm1.rice.edu>
> I liked all of Mike's references on the handshake. However, I was told
> one time that the reason we shook left handed is because that is the way
> BP shook hands with his enemies. The reason was that a enemy tribesman
> had to drop his shield from his left hand to shake hands and therefore it
> was a true sign of friendship and trust.
You bet it is considering that, for 90% of the world who are left brained, the
right hand is the weapon hand. To shake left handed means that your defenses
are down, but not your weapons. How much more trusting can you get?
I usually pass this on rather than the official line (they can read it in the
handbook) becuase it is much less sappy and seems to appeal more to the
sensibilities (did I spell that right?) of the boys. This explanation has a
ring of adventure to it.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City