Time for a new greeting?

Friday, May 1, 2009

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.


What greeting would you like to use instead of a handshake?

 Keep handshake.

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