The awkward “handshake/hug” collision…

I had posted on Twitter (after seeing this happen) how funny it is to see two men meet to greet one another when one goes in the for handshake and the other goes in for the hug; it is like a slow motion car accident.  Later that same day, my friend Keesha actually pulled this on me after having seen my tweet and it was HILARIOUS.

Well, thanks to my friend Brant, here is a clip from 30 Rock where that exact thing happens, though picture with two men who are not stationary but rather walking towards each other.  Damn hilarious.  See it in all it’s awkwardness here.  It is in the first 30 seconds of the clip.

Now this accidental social weirdness is not to be confused with the “hugshake” or “manhug”, which is done intentionally; below is a photo of a proper “manhug”.  We shake hands at the same time as we one-arm hug, with our other arm between our bodies.  This creates adequate body distance so that our penises don’t accidentally bump into each other:

3 thoughts on “The awkward “handshake/hug” collision…

  1. Keesha aka PrissyCook Wednesday November 5, 2008 at 4:02 pm Reply

    I’m Tina Fey and you’re a Baldwin brother…I love it.

  2. Becky Williams Tuesday November 18, 2008 at 9:26 pm Reply

    Hello Wayne,

    I am a friend of Kim’s… I actually went running with her tonight at Tempe Town Lake. Anyway, after telling her what a bloggy geek I am, she recommended that I check out your blog, so here I am. Where is your “about me” link?


  3. Tyler Tuesday December 2, 2008 at 5:02 pm Reply

    Too funny…my friends call this shake/hug a “shug”.

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