Heart Breaking Hellos

by Karen Cleveland

There have been volumes written about tragic goodbyes.

But hellos can sting just as harshly. What breaks my delicate, genteel heart? Being introduced to someone and whilst they still have my hand in theirs, they scan above my head (ok, the height is in their favour, but still…) looking for who else they want to meet. What a douche move. When you’re meeting or greeting someone, give them your undivided attention, or simply wait for a better time to make introductions. If you innocently look off, call out your gaffe before they do and apologize for the distraction, you thought you recognized an old friend, etc.

And if your distraction wasn’t so innocent? Whoa, whoa, whoa. Slow down on those room-working skills, shooter.

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