What's your favourite non-contact social distance greeting?

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Westofthelake started the topic in Sunday, 15 Mar 2020 at 10:06pm

From tomorrow when you meet and greet another person you are advised not to shake their hands.

What do you do?

Point elbows?
Flash your favourite hand sign?
Show your best hand wave?
Share your unique non military salute?
Channel your best Japanese bow?
Say g'day and do a sideways head flick?
(Wink optional)

I reckon a quick nod will suffice in most situations.

But I'm open to suggestions

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Westofthelake commented Sunday, 15 Mar 2020 at 10:08pm

Time to get one if you haven't already.

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megzee commented Sunday, 15 Mar 2020 at 10:20pm
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Westofthelake commented Sunday, 15 Mar 2020 at 10:30pm

Hahahaa catchy as a virus that one....but yea naa.

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megzee commented Sunday, 15 Mar 2020 at 10:50pm

I always felt the fake handshake extension, and sudden retraction, to brush back the hair above your left ear had it's merits...….but that disappeared in 1972....
Might be time for a comeback perhaps....

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Westofthelake commented Sunday, 15 Mar 2020 at 11:57pm

Lol yea better dig out the brylcreem, bex powders, and black leather jacket while your at it.

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zenagain commented Monday, 16 Mar 2020 at 1:46am

The Japanese informal bow combined with the two-handed namaste.

Polite, formal, traditional with a smattering of buddha coolness and most importantly, not a drop of bodily fluid exchanged.

Doitashimashite.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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Westofthelake commented Monday, 16 Mar 2020 at 8:59am

Ahhh the Japanese have always striven to be ahead of the curve......don't forget to smile Zen :) Kon'nichiwa

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zenagain commented Monday, 16 Mar 2020 at 9:22am

Always Westy.

right back at you.

(bows deeply)

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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ojackojacko commented Monday, 16 Mar 2020 at 11:18am

the Thai wai is the best imo - like the namaste but akin to the Japanese bow in the subtle intricacies

was at cricket yesterday - mostly fist bumps and sideways elbow taps adopted pretty easily and widely, tho' still a few handshakes going around too

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peterb commented Monday, 16 Mar 2020 at 12:09pm

Stick both hands in your pockets and look away, the bastard is probably infectious but doesn’t know it .. practice on known goofy-foots.

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Balance commented Monday, 16 Mar 2020 at 12:26pm

Australia has its own deeply rooted traditions in this regard...rivalling anything our dear Asian friends have managed to produce...

Carload of mullet adorned bogans yelling out..."show us ya tits"...through a mouthful of all three top row teeth. Surely it's set for a post me too comeback?

Aussie bogan culture ahead of the curve...who'd have thought

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lostdoggy commented Monday, 16 Mar 2020 at 2:24pm

I've been using the stinkeye for years at anyone that paddles within 30m of me.

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zenagain commented Monday, 16 Mar 2020 at 2:52pm

Stinkeye doesn't work for me- i've got a kind face.

The kind you wanna punch.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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Pupkin commented Monday, 16 Mar 2020 at 3:28pm

If you know their greeting habits, the Dutch will be losing their minds!

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 16 Mar 2020 at 4:21pm
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Pupkin commented Monday, 16 Mar 2020 at 4:26pm

With some of the shtuff on here, "beam me up" seems like a reasonable response. That and "serenity now!"

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Pupkin commented Monday, 16 Mar 2020 at 4:26pm

Erm, "insanity later"...

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wally commented Monday, 16 Mar 2020 at 4:52pm

I’ll only be communicating via semaphore.

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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 16 Mar 2020 at 6:16pm
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velocityjohnno commented Monday, 16 Mar 2020 at 6:42pm

this one's even better, and achieves official endorsement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2-yhQhYU8E

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Westofthelake commented Monday, 16 Mar 2020 at 6:59pm

hahahaa vj, you'll have to tape one onto the front of your board. Next time you're in the barrel just reach forward and give it a little toot. It should keep the drop inners at bay. Besides, at 129db nothing says hello better than an air horn :)

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GONAD_MAN commented Tuesday, 17 Mar 2020 at 7:55am

This was me go to greeting before. https://youtu.be/z_qVjurFiug

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Westofthelake commented Tuesday, 17 Mar 2020 at 8:10am

Namaste!

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