A retired priest was in line for Anointing of the Sick. He presented his hands palms down for anointing. The parishioners behind him noticed, and figured the clergy must know best, so the whole line presented themselves for anointing backhanded. My present pastor was at the sacramental end of that line and after the liturgy asked his elder brother priest why he set that example for everyone.
Once a priest’s palms are anointed, the explanation went, they cannot be anointed for anything else. Ever hear of that, my pastor asked me. I had not. Have you?