I’m in no hurry to go back to shaking hands.
Hugs, yes. (Though I have some thoughts on that too.)
But the handshake I think we can maybe scrap forever.
Ugh. I’m thinking suddenly of all the hideous hands I’ve shaken and some really awful handshakes, the limp wrist affairs, the sweaty palms, the vice grips. The creepy lingering ones. Yeah, enough.
“Hello, nice to meet you” can so easily be accompanied by a nod or pirouette, a short expressive dance, a tap dance!, hand over heart, an elbow or ankle bump, a high pitched yip! or big toothy grin. It’s endless really.
Think of all the colds we’d save ourselves.
And the pleasure of meeting would be so much more pleasurable.