Recently my friend Andrea from Brooklyn Heights visited. While in Boston, she volunteered at the local theater to "meet and greet" those attending the performance this past weekend. Her reward? A terrible head cold. Apparently she had extended her hand in greeting, shaking the hand of every visitor to the theater that evening.
Didn't she know about bumping (fists, not hips)? Shake a hand and, if you don't wash that hand, the audience, every single person in the audience, will have shared germs with you. Friendly, but not smart!
We have to learn to "bump" our way through life . . . or wave . . . if we want to stay healthy in New England!