The Dichotomy of the Smile and Handshake
You're standing there, observing an individual's face. Then his hand. He reaches out to you, not to hit you, but to grasp your hand. You look up and see a smile on it. But how do you interpret that smile?
That smile may be a wonderful smile, or it may be a crafty attempt to mislead.¹
I shake hands probably every day in greeting.
But there are handshakes others receive, such as when they are given an award. In fact, I receive a magazine on sewage treatment plants. Workers in that industry everywhere keep winning awards. Awards that really may not mean that much. They are almost always local awards.
And yet, it is by no means only sewer workers who receive awards. In every field, you see photos of two people shaking hands.
But wait a moment. Where's the dichotomy? Allow me to provide one example: p-o-l-i-t-i-c-i-a-n-s . Enough said there!
And does it take a lot of effort for the reader to imagine underground elements shaking hands over their united efforts?
¹ You may enjoy the song, The Back Stabbers , by the O'Jays.
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