hands in your pockets - the new norm

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  1. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    When I was in the military, they wouldn't let us put our hands in our pockets, even when it was cold outside.
    Unless you were putting something in there, or taking it out, your hands stayed out of there.

    It goes back a long way, and the original reason is so others could tell you weren't about to draw a weapon on them.

    It's right up there with lifting your visor, or removing your hat, as far as what others might describe as arbitrary.

    I did it today though. I hopped out of the car, and it was cold and the wind was blowing.
    Since I didn't have any gloves, I put my hands in my pockets until I got indoors.

    I remember Obama got some flack for it a while back. I think he was in Korea, and shook hands with someone important while his other hand was in his pocket.
    Now, a man of that status should know better IMHO.

    It's kind of like knowing that in Spain you should never slide your business card across the table to someone, or you shouldn't try shaking hands with your left hand in Saudi Arabia.

    Anyway, it seems that it's just something people do now, along with wearing a hat all the time, even in their own home.

    I noticed Jay Leno was doing it, and now Jimmy Fallon does it, when addressing their audiences.
    It's a no-no to put your hands in your pockets while you're addressing people.

    That's what I've been taught at every course I've had that involved public speaking.
  2. Hoff Kinkmeister

    Hoff Kinkmeister Guest

    Dec 17, 2015
    Nobody cares
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  3. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Nah, not even he gives a poopie...
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  4. cfsporn


    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    I put my hands in my pockets. I have yet to hear a complaint.
  5. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    Is it really necessary to create a post Every time a random thought occurs to you?
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  6. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Not rude IMO, but rather casual. I avoid it.
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  7. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Actually, the folks in Korea cared quite a lot, and it made international news, when Obama did it.

    Is it really necessary to take a snide swipe at me like that?
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  8. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    Given the frequency and the shallow topics of the endless posts - I'd say its warranted.
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  9. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Here's something you can do.
    When you see a topic with my name attached, you don't need to open it.
  10. ChrisB2

    ChrisB2 Bass... in your fass Supporting Member

    Feb 27, 2008
    TalkBass > Off Topic
    I'm wearing a hat in my own home now for no reason. Why? Because I want to. A ball cap no less!

    And I put my hands in my pockets whenever I damn well please.... what I do in there is none of your business!
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  11. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    Now that advice just might be Wrong.
  12. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    You need to open every thread I post?
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  13. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
  14. I tried to shake hands while my hand was in my pocket and got charged with aggravated sexual assault.

  15. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    AKA: assault with a friendly weapon!
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  16. She is holding a mic.
    I will help you out.

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  17. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I love her. Not a classic beauty but there's something about her. Jagged Little Pill is a great album. Amazing bass line on "You Oughta Know".
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  18. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Grazie mio amico!
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  19. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    The complaints generally occur when the pockets involved are someone else's. :D
  20. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    And they shouldn't. Swipe seems unnecessary as well. Pockets are there if needed, if it's cold, they're needed. It has always bothered me when protocol and "manners" are deemed more important than common (freakin') sense.
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