For Face to Face and Online Interactions
ALTERNATIVES to the HANDSHAKE for GERM-FREE GREETINGS
Pre Corona Virus you would touch then on their left forearm but we need to avoid that contact for now.
For now, I would not recommend any contact even to clothing but, here are the ones those with contact.
THE ELBOW TAP- With this greeting you still get contact. And it's fun.
THE DAP or Fist Bump - This is a touch option so you may need to hold off on it but, I just love what it means! The “dap” – two fists bumped together, knuckle to knuckle, originated in the battlefields of the Vietnam War. My friend John was a marine in the Vietnam War We created the Fist Bump so that if the other guy knew the “secret greeting ritual,” it helped them identify friend from foe. A fist says, “I have power and I am willing and able to fight.” Each fist moving toward the other symbolizes a sense of determination and power. When n two or more people high raised arm bumps its a symbol of unity, a feeling of “we will win this together “
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