According to Sally Bloomfield the fastest way to pass on germs is to shake hands. A kiss on the cheek is safer. What about an air kiss? I still like the Indian greeting: plams together, thumbs toward your chest, and a slight dip of the head. What do you think?
If you’re tired of shaking hands but don’t want to appear rude and busting knuckels isn’t your thing, here is a great alternative from a Dear Abby writer. To signify a greeting and respect put your palms together, thumbs at your chest level. Do it with a smile and this is a definite winner.