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In a time when "Miss Manners" was in the papers,
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Posted by: Bartb

05/02/2019, 02:34:46

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The rule was that when a gentleman meets a lady, she should offer the handshake or not. If offered, it should be taken, else not.
Today, Miss Manners is gone, because people stopped reading it.
Germophobes were rare.

Similar to traffic rules, it is simpler when everyone knows the same rules. Here in the West, many drivers are so polite that they offer the right of way to others; while nice, it does slow things down.

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