I would love some advice on how to handle this situation in the future.
On 3 occasions a volunteer hasn't returned my handshake in the generally accepted way. Once he didn't respond to my offered hand at all. The second time he was sitting when I approached him. I stuck out my hand and introduced myself. He didn't stand up and I received a weak handshake while he said "yes I know who you are." Last night at a gala event the scenario was repeated. This time he was holding something in his right hand so I got a crazy left-handed, with the hand twisted around thing... I won't even call it a handshake.
I have accepted that he's a complete non-gentleman. I know there's nothing I can do about that. My question is how do I respond at the time to this akward and unprofessional interaction? He's an influential volunteer and donor so there are usually many other folks around during our meetings, including my CEO and several of my staff.
Thanks for any advice!