How important is a handshake?
My fiancée and I have been looking at wedding venues. It's always the same, the manager/owner introduces themselves, shakes hands, and begins the tour. I usually forget their names after 5 seconds but one introduction was not easily forgotten.
The manager, Corey, welcomed us and held out his hand for what one could only assume was supposed to be a handshake. I went in for the grab but nothing happened- no squeeze, no shake, not even a twitch. It could only be compared to holding a warm dead fish. Did he think that was a normal handshake? Did Corey want me to lift his hand to my lips like a knight would do to a fair maiden? It didn't matter how nice the venue was, all I knew was that I never wanted to have to shake Corey's hand again.
Have you ever met someone who shakes hands like this? Does it leave a negative impression? In an industry based on first impressions, should you try to perfect your handshake? Do they know what they're doing? What happens when two people like this meet?