I’m a relatively young guy so when I meet new people, especially younger guys, shaking their hands can be awkward. My instinct is to give them a regular firm-grip hand shake. But their inclination is to go for the hand slap (most guys know what I’m talking about) which makes it weird when our hands meet. My grip isn’t tight because they’ve gone into the situation all wrong and then we’re both left with an awkward hand shake. That’s why I appreciate the pound so much. It’s a fairly telegraphed maneuver and it’s pretty hard to mess that up, although I hate when people feel the need to add the fist bump after the initial pound. Makes me fell like I’m in a Kid N Play movie. Oh, and while I’m on the subject, what’s the deal with the fake hug hand slap? Why does everyone under the age of 30 feel the need to pull me in for a fake hug when I slap their hand? Can’t the hand slap just be the end of it? I generally reserve my hugs for close friends and family, and in the case of family it’s always a real hug. Alright, I’m done.