Do you still shake peoples hand?
May 24, 2009 7:07pm CST
when you meet someone new,do you shake their hand or do you just say"nice to meet you"?I usualy shake hands,but i guess it depende on who i'm meeting or where i am.
25 May 09
Well,you are important if someone introduce you to someone else.I do understand a little though,you do want to feel like a moron if you put your hand out and the other person doesn't shake it.You should really stop putting yourself down like that,i'm sure someone think you are important...Have a good night.
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25 May 09
It depends on the circumstances. If I am being introduced to someone, I usually do shake hands. If I just meet someone some other way, I only shake hands if they offer their hand first. I do not mind shaking hands with strangers (you can always wash your hand later); but, I really dislike it when a stranger thinks we should "hug" when we meet for the first time and/or they want to do the"cheek kiss thing". That is way too close for comfort.
25 Apr 10
In my culture shake hands is an acceptable way to meet people. Here when I meet some local friends sometimes they want to hug me or kiss me. I know it’s their culture, but still feel uncomfortable. I never move the first step to kiss them or hug them. To be honest so far I still don’t know how to do it properly. If you watch what I have done you would laugh at me. So I always try to avoid kissing or hugging. However shaking hands are more natural to me.