A few years ago, I accompanied my mother-in-law to several medical exams. Various physicians would greet her with a handshake, and I was a tad embarrassed that she ignored them. So, I shook their hands. She later explained that she avoided handshakes due spreading germs.
Apparently, my mother-in-law is forward thinking. In today’s Association’s Now Daily News, Rob Stott inquires in the lead story, “Is the Fist Bump the New Handshake?” “Adoption of the fist bump as a greeting could substantially reduce the transmission of infectious diseases between individuals,” reports David Whitworth, Ph.D., a coauthor of a study by the Institute of Biological, Environmental, and Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom. “It is unlikely that a no-contact greeting could supplant the handshake; however, for the sake of improving public health we encourage further adoption of the fist bump as a simple, free, and more hygienic alternative to the handshake.”
How does one “do” the professional fist bump. View and enjoy.