Article Published in The Gulf Today UAE on 24 Dec 16, (My Article 497)
Proper greeting

While some acquaintances greet us wholeheartedly, there are quite a few who turn their face away even when we cross each other as if they have never seen us before.

Last week, I said “Hello” to a person I knew for long, but was surprised when he did not even respond. Yesterday, I happened to meet the same person and he hugged me with a broad smile asking, “How are you doing?”

It was then I realised that such people do not mean to offend us, but are lost in their own list of worries and problems.

Recently, I was impressed when a person I was introduced to greeted me with a broad smile. Saying “Hi” or “Hello” without any expression does not amount to wishing at all.
K. Ragavan

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