Etiquette group calls for ban on social kissing
By Barbara Ortner on 12 August, 2011 in Uncategorised
Social kissing should be banned in the workplace, says a German etiquette group quoted in a BBC news article on Thursday.
Greeting colleagues and business partners with one, two or even the Dutch way with three kisses – so much a feature of petchem conferences – is uncomfortable for many Germans, according to the Knigge Society, named after the German term for a guide to good manners.
The Blog is dumbfounded to read that the majority of Germans would prefer to stick to the traditional handshake, since this runs counter to all our experience in travelling in Europe and attending industry conferences.
Indeed the Blog has been moved to write on this very subject on numerous occasions:
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