Submitted by Westofthelake on Sun, 03/15/2020 - 22:06
From tomorrow when you meet and greet another person you are advised not to shake their hands.
What do you do?
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?
I reckon a quick nod will suffice in most situations.
But I'm open to suggestions
Time to get one if you haven't already.
Most people don't listen with the intent to understand
They listen with the intent to reply.
Hahahaa catchy as a virus that one....but yea naa.
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....
Lol yea better dig out the brylcreem, bex powders, and black leather jacket while your at it.
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.
Ahhh the Japanese have always striven to be ahead of the curve......don't forget to smile Zen :) Kon'nichiwa
right back at you.
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
Stick both hands in your pockets and look away, the bastard is probably infectious but doesn’t know it .. practice on known goofy-foots.
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
I've been using the stinkeye for years at anyone that paddles within 30m of me.
Stinkeye doesn't work for me- i've got a kind face.
The kind you wanna punch.
If you know their greeting habits, the Dutch will be losing their minds!
and if they get too close
With some of the shtuff on here, "beam me up" seems like a reasonable response. That and "serenity now!"
Erm, "insanity later"...
I’ll only be communicating via semaphore.
Say it with air horns:
this one's even better, and achieves official endorsement:
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 :)
This was me go to greeting before. https://youtu.be/z_qVjurFiug
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