You’ve never liked shaking hands, even before the pandemic. You don’t like touching people in general and get quite angry that societal norms dictate you should squeeze a complete stranger’s hand, or even the hand of someone you know.
As things start getting back to normal, you worry that handshaking is going to make a comeback.
How do you politely refuse to shake someone’s hand or make it clear beforehand that you don’t want to?
Is it time to banish the practice?
Nazeem Hussain, actor, comedian and host of ABC’s The Pineapple Project podcast
Monica Dullard, librarian and comedian
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