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    Hi all! So I've been a long time reader here but never post. Just looking for some thoughts. I am a T-9 complete. I recently took a job were I'll be working with quads. I'm not sure what would be a proper way to greet the patients. When I meet someone for the first time I always shake hands. What would be the best thing to do just like a wave or?

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    Originally posted by jscrog View Post
    Hi all! So I've been a long time reader here but never post. Just looking for some thoughts. I am a T-9 complete. I recently took a job were I'll be working with quads. I'm not sure what would be a proper way to greet the patients. When I meet someone for the first time I always shake hands. What would be the best thing to do just like a wave or?
    Welcome to interacting on the forum!

    Shake hands. I'm a c6/7 complete quad and I extend my hand or respond to someone extending their hand to me. You could offer a "double handshake" that helps to secure the other persons hand during the shake. Of course, a fist bump may work too, especially if you are in a casual setting.
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    Last edited by gjnl; 10-30-2017, 12:41 PM.

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    • #3
      Handshake or lay a hand on theirs or the two handed support handshake.
      You could try greeting with a hongi?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by slow_runner View Post
        Handshake or lay a hand on theirs or the two handed support handshake.
        You could try greeting with a hongi?
        Probably not the most appropriate greeting outside of the Maori culture.

        The traditional Māori greeting, the Hongi is done by pressing one's nose and forehead, at the same time, to another encounter. It is used at traditional meetings among Māori people and on major ceremonies and serves a similar purpose to a formal handshake. In the hongi, the ha (or breath of life), is exchanged.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by gjnl View Post
          Probably not the most appropriate greeting outside of the Maori culture.
          It is more widely practiced than you might believe.
          Last edited by slow_runner; 10-28-2017, 11:50 AM.

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          • #6
            Hahahaha I don't think we use hongi in America.

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            • #7
              Most of my Quad friends usually give me the fist bump!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by nmireles View Post
                Most of my Quad friends usually give me the fist bump!
                kinky

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