Friday, January 27, 2006

And you thought those secret handshakes were silly

Here's an interesting blurb over on Fox. (It's at the bottom of the page.)

::::::::A charter-school principal in Cleveland has resigned, after failing to recognize a secret handshake.

That's what tipped off the head of the school's advisory board that the principal might have lied about his background.

The advisory board leader, Tim Goler, had been a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. The principal, Lewis Thomas, claimed to have been a member as well.

But when Goler offered Thomas the fraternity's secret handshake, Thomas didn't recognize it.

This apparently made Goler suspicious enough to check out the rest of Thomas' resume and it appears much of it was false. Thomas says he resigned for "personal reasons" rather than over the fact that he got caught.

Brush up on those handshakes, you fraternity alumni. You never know when it's gonna come in handy. So to speak.