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Re: Office etiquette: should kisses be banned?

I dont like it either and usually somehow avoid it. especially 3 damn.
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Old 25.08.2011, 20:44
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Aren't you confusing that with shagging ?
I usually find to start with kissing & the shagging follows!
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Old 25.08.2011, 21:14
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I usually find to start with kissing & the shagging follows!
Must be a fun place to work...
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Old 25.08.2011, 22:22
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Must be a fun place to work...
Yes but cleaning the photocopier can be tedious...............
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Old 25.08.2011, 22:23
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Re: Office etiquette: should kisses be banned?

Kissing should never be banned
And it's a good thing we're in Europe, it would be so boring to spend your life politely shaking hands as they do on the other side of the pond.
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Old 25.08.2011, 22:37
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aw well... if you can't beat em...

I've always been a fan of the "aussie kiss" ..it's like a french kiss... but....
but?
It requires a small aperitif consisting of 10 pints of lager first ......
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Old 26.08.2011, 00:11
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Re: Office etiquette: should kisses be banned?

I prefer tokiss than shaking hands. Beurk! You don't know what the person touched with those...
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Old 26.08.2011, 00:24
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Re: Office etiquette: should kisses be banned?

If kissing stays, we gotta clear up the issue about which side to kiss first - I've had a few accidentally end up in mad passionate French kissing.
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Old 26.08.2011, 00:54
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Depends , although I do object to my male boss sticking the tongue in.
Fibber.

(which is apparently too short *sigh*)
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Old 26.08.2011, 02:47
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Can't stand the three kissing myself.
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Old 26.08.2011, 05:25
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Kissing should never be banned
And it's a good thing we're in Europe, it would be so boring to spend your life politely shaking hands as they do on the other side of the pond.
Agreed. We don't need that American political correctness over here, and the kissing helps make it feel "culturally different" here from back in the States, thus interesting.

Although, when I was new here, I did misinterpret the kissing thing once or twice. Worked out pretty well though.
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Old 26.08.2011, 06:52
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I prefer tokiss than shaking hands. Beurk! You don't know what the person touched with those...
... but you are sure where their lips have been?
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Old 26.08.2011, 06:53
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If kissing stays, we gotta clear up the issue about which side to kiss first - I've had a few accidentally end up in mad passionate French kissing.
Indeed. I've seen broken noses resulting from such confusion.
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I prefer tokiss than shaking hands. Beurk! You don't know what the person touched with those...
Lips could have been used to shine cheesy helmets Just saying.
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Old 26.08.2011, 07:27
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... but you are sure where their lips have been?

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Agreed. We don't need that American political correctness over here, and the kissing helps make it feel "culturally different" here from back in the States, thus interesting.

Although, when I was new here, I did misinterpret the kissing thing once or twice. Worked out pretty well though.
How is a culturally different form of greeting considered 'politically correct'. People in the US and in the UK have been shaking hands for quite a bit longer than that. Is bowing, then, as is done in Japan, also considered 'politically correct' or is it 'cool and culturally interesting' because it's not American or British?
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Old 26.08.2011, 08:16
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I prefer tokiss than shaking hands. Beurk! You don't know what the person touched with those...
But you feel reassured about where their mouth has been? Not to mention all of those people with bad teeth and bad breath? blech. There are some people I can't even bear to sit next to their breath is so horrible.
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Old 26.08.2011, 08:52
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Re: Office etiquette: should kisses be banned?

I much prefer the British way. A vague nod in someone's direction, while mumbling "wrt".
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Old 26.08.2011, 09:14
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But you feel reassured about where their mouth has been? Not to mention all of those people with bad teeth and bad breath? blech. There are some people I can't even bear to sit next to their breath is so horrible.
Ya doing it wrong, KF. You don't meet with mouth to mouth kissing, it's just cheek to cheek with a squeaky kiss noise on each side.

Cheeks aren't normally laden with bacteria, are they?
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Old 26.08.2011, 09:31
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...and then there's the one kiss? two kisses? three kisses? dilemma...
Two in Italy, three in Ticino (really).

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