Time for a new greeting?
The potential swine flu pandemic is putting the spotlight on ways the disease is spread -- hand shaking among them.
The late Paul Harvey advocated a "snappy salute" instead of a handshake, and President Obama reluctantly abandoned the "fist bump" on the campaign trail when it was thought to be a little too hip for a statesman.
Others advocate adopting the Asian custom of a respectful bow.
Will one of them win out over the traditional handshake? We doubt it, but only time will tell.
Until then, keep the hand sanitizer handy.