OBSOLETE: Replace Handshakes and Hugs with One of These Greetings – LifeSavvy

Thailand

Thais have an excellent greeting you could adopt during this time of turmoil. Wai is a way to say hello, goodbye, thank you, and even I’m sorry. It’s a greeting of respect, so reserve it for those who deserve it (older family members, your boss or teacher, or people you serve). To do it, you hold your hands in prayer position in front of your chest and nod (see the video below).

Source: Replace Handshakes and Hugs with One of These Greetings – LifeSavvy

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Saawadi.

(Did I mention spent 47 weeks in a DLI Thai course?  And most Thais speak, read, and write better english that most of us.)

Seem like we could adopt this practice or one of the many others — except the one about sticking out your tongue — as a handshake / hug replacement?

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