how do you greet another person?

@gotmeng (105)
Malaysia
February 21, 2007 10:32am CST
how do you greet another person? a handshake? a hug? a kiss? a few kisses? or just a hello?
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8 responses
@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
3 Mar 07
Usually I greet with a handshake, if I don't know them or barely know them. If they are a people person like me or if I know them, I hug them too. If they are really close to me, I hug and kiss them. The only one that gets lots of kisses is my hubby.
@gotmeng (105)
• Malaysia
3 Mar 07
a handshake is always nice .. but ive started becoming pretty rude .. less handshakes and less chat .. this is because .. i see many people ive known all my life come home from whichever country theyve graduated from .. and start the whole cheek-pecking crap .. the "hi! *muah* *muah*" .. and sometimes the *muah* can go on .. greeting another person has turned into a fake thing .. its really lame ..
@20031969 (934)
• India
3 Mar 07
Hello is the best way to greet another person. thanks.
@ginny36 (267)
• United States
21 Feb 07
It depends on the person and the situation. I come from a big, affectionate family and we grew up greeting each other with hugs and kisses on the cheek, so that's how I still greet my family and closest friend. Friends may get hugs and kisses on the cheek, just hugs, handshakes or a just a warm verbal hello, depending on the closeness of the friendship and how that person responds to physical affection. I usually greet strangers at work with just a verbal hello, eye contact and a smile - maybe a handshake if I am being introduced to them by a colleague or if they are coming to my work to meet with me. This just reminded me - a few years ago I was giving a man who was interviewing to become my new boss a tour of our office and introducing him to our staff. He offered his hand for a handshake to one of my co-workers and she stuck her hand behind her back and said "oh no, no way, I don't shake hands. That's how you get germs." I was really embarrassed at the time!
@jkpaid (99)
• Uganda
21 Feb 07
i just say hi if it is a gal i hug but not agly ones i shake hands
@Fishish (697)
• India
21 Feb 07
i say 'hi!'. thats it. i meet my parents and sisters with a big watm hug as i stay away. and also my best friend that way. others get a bright hi from me:)
@rsp9098 (755)
• India
21 Feb 07
saying a hello....i think thatz enough!
• Egypt
21 Feb 07
i depen on many things, depend on the person, and depend on how long i did not see this person , and depend on my mood too , anyeway, no problem with me with all this greeting , i can do the all
@hell_123 (228)
• India
21 Feb 07
If you know the person before look in this eyes and slowly give a smile. If the person is of opposite and based on your relationship you can give her a hug or a kiss.