Had some customer service today from a friendly person, when I completed my purchase I thanked them and shook their hand. Afterwards I thought, huh, I thought we stopped doing that over covid.
What say you? You shaking hands again?
(*) Yeah, I greased up with sanitizer when I got back in my vehicle, but I do that after every store I visit anyway.
the other weird thing was that I was in an apple store. Me. Buying apple products. Never thought I’d see the day.
We’re definitely shaking hands where I am, and feeling good about it. And it’s a deliberate, look’em in the eye and give him a good firm handshake, rather than a perfunctory motion. The kind of thing you were told when you were taught to shake another person’s hand.
At my company, we seem to be back to shaking hands somewhat recently, but it’s become normal to decline them (I often do, for various reasons). I was recently at an SOA conference and everyone was hand shaking there.
I have never been a fan of hand shaking (or eye contact), so I wouldn’t have minded if they never made a come back.