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"Drowning. What's new with you?"
"These are your friends the Erskines, sir. Madam kisses both of them. You kiss her and you shake his hand. Then you wink and say, 'Hey, how about those Yankees?' "
Tags:butler, butlers, etiquette, etiquettes, good manners, bad manners, manner, manners, greeting, greetings, announcement, announcements, cocktail party, cocktail parties, dinner party, dinner parties, party guest, party guests, cocktail party, cocktail parties, small talk, small-talk, social skill, social skills, socialising, socializing
"'Season's Greetings' looks O.K. to me. Let's run it by the legal department."
Tags:business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, executive, executives, meeting, meetings, boardroom, boardrooms, company, companies, corporation, corporations, corporate, holiday, holidays, appropriate, war on christmas, political correctness, politically correct, greeting, greetings, seasons greetings, holiday greetings, christmas, xmas, yule, noel, legal department, legal, lawyer, lawyers, counselor, counselors, counsellors, counsellors, attorney, attorneys, solicitor, solicitors, barrister, barristers, legal counsel, card, cards, greeting card, greeting cards, christmas card, christmas cards, unoffensive, modern life
"And His Majesty sends you a great big kiss, too."
Tags:history, historical, medieval, king, kings, queen, queens, sovereign, sovereigns, ruler, rulers, monarch, monarchs, monarchy, royal, royalty, phone, phones, telephone, telephones, call, calls, talking on the phone, talking on the telephone, conversation, conversations, kiss, greeting, greetings, modern life
"The Crandalls wish us a Merry Christmas, and add that they're now worth over two million."
Tags:greeting card, greeting cards, christmas card, christmas cards, christmas letter, christmas letters, christmas, xmas, noel, yule, card, cards, letter, letters, note, notes, merry christmas, greeting, greetings, brag, bragging, boast, boasting, boastful, show-off, show-offs, showing off, money, rich, wealthy, wealth, worth, value, finances, personal finances, social status
"Of course it's me! You were expecting maybe the Messiah?"
Tags:coming home, getting home, is that you, frustrated, frustration, frustrations, irritated, irritation, irritating, the messiah, messiah, jesus, couple, couples, marriages, husband and wife, husbands and wives, long term relationship, long term relationships, long-term relationships, greeting, greetings, sarcasm, sarcastic
"You're not my husband."
Tags:hard day, hard days, greet, greets, greeting, greetings, long day, long days, wrong house, peace and quiet, worker, workers, working, working life, working lives, domestic scene, domestic scenes, domesticity, employer, work schedule, work schedules, hectic day, hectic days, stress, stressed out, stressing out, home, get home, getting home, wife, wives, husband, husbands, arrive, arrives, arrive home, arrives home, arriving home
"Boun giorno, Gorby!" "Buon giorno, Bush!"
Tags:fish, fishing, fisher, fishers, fishermen, fisherman, buon giorno, greeting, greetings, friendly greeting, friendly greetings, good morning, good evening, hello, hellos, gorby, mikhail gorbachev, gorbachev, soviet union, soviet russia, russia, communist party, general secretary, cold war, usa, us, george bush, george bush senior, president bush
"Damn it, Edmondson, must we go through this every morning?"
"Oh, fine, thanks. And yourself?"
Tags:business, building, jumper, jumpers, stock market, stock market crash, stockbroker, stockbrokers, market crash, market crashes, ledge, ledges, out on the ledge, polite, manners, good manners, deference, deferential, courteous, businessman, businessmen, greeting, greetings, formal, formality, formalities, pleasantry, pleasantries, mankoff
"We're paying you to dance and be fun, not to drink a mope."
Tags:drunk, drunks, drinker, drinkers, heavy drinker, heavy drinkers, employee, employees, bad employee, bad employees, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs, disappointment, disappointments, deflating, deflation, tube man, tube men, greeting, greetings, greeter, greeters, car salesman, car salesmen, skydancer, skydancers, air dancer, air dancers
"It's inhabited and they appear to be friendly."
Tags:space explorer, space explorers, space exploration, inhabited, astronaut, astronauts, alien, aliens, martian, martians, little green men, valentines, valentine's, valentines card, valentine's card, valentines day, valentine's day, heart, hearts and flowers, greeting, greetings, welcome, welcomes, welcoming, landing craft, landing crafts
A comic strip shows a man watching TV when a hat blows in through an open window and lands on his head. When a woman enters the room the man stands up and tips his hat to her before they both sit down and watch TV.
Tags:television, televisions, watching television, tv, tvs, watching tv, t.v., t.v.s, watching t.v., relationship, relationships, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, man, men, woman, women, gentleman, gentlemen, lady, ladies, good manners, well-mannered, polite, manners, greeting, greetings, hat, hats, fashion, style, old fashioned, old-fashioned, traditional
A dog reads a newspaper
"In this company, Simmons, we hold our hands steady in the middle and shake our bodies."
Tags:hand shake, hand shakes, office worker, office workers, greeting, greetings, business man, business men, business people, business person, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, corporation, corporations, big corporations, offices, office building, office building, cultural difference, cultural differences, tradition, traditions, handshake, handshakes, the handshake
Tags:good fences make good neighbours, good fences make good neighbors, fence, fences, bad fence, bad fences, neighbours, neighbour, neighbor, neighbors, bad neighbour, bad neighbours, bad neighbor, bad neighbors, dill weed, dillweed, dill-weed, greeting, greetings, wave, waving, intrusive, intrusion, obnoxious, insult, insulting, rude, anti-social, anti-sociable, antisocial, introvert, introversion, privacy, private, annoy, annoyed, annoying, bad neighbor, bad neighbors, bad neighbour, bad neighbours
"Women kiss women good night. Men kiss women good night. But men do not kiss men good night – especially in Armonk."
Tags:social mores, social faux pas, faux pas, social conventions, conventions, social norms, norms, rules, unwritten rules, greetings, goodbyes, armock, conservative neighbourhoods, conservative neighborhoods, gender norms, social expectations, gender expectations, dinner party, dinner parties, middle class, middle class america
"Hi, I'm Zeus, the man behind the myth."
Tags:smalltalk, making conversation, conversation starter, conversation starters, chat-up lines, chat-up line, pick-up line, unbelievable pick-up lines, zeus, greek mythology, myths, legends, myth, legend, god, gods, greek gods, ancient greece, lies, lie, lying, self-aggrandizement, self-aggrandising, self-aggrandizing, boasting, boast, boastful, greetings, meetings
(We've) Met Gala
Tags:met gala, gala, galas, party, parties, partying, dance, dances, ball, cinderella, forget, forgets, forgetting, forgetful, forgetfulness, forgotten, acquaintance, acquaintances, meet, meets, meeting, greet, greets, greeting, greetings, cocktail party, cocktail parties, awkward, socially awkward, social awkwardness, awkward situation, awkward situations, cringe, cringes, cringing
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, family, families, relationship, relationships, love, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, respect, respectful, military, all rise, rising, attention, stand at attention, entrance, entrances, making an entrance, royal, royalty, greeting, greetings, polite, sign of respect
"I suppose a fist bump would be more sanitary."
Tags:business man, business men, business people, business person, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, office work, offices, office workers, politician, politicians, obama, president obama, barack obama, president barack obama, handshakes, handshake, greeting, greetings, meeting, meetings, fist bump, fist bumps, fistbump, fistbumps, fist-bump, fist-bumps, cleanliness, clean, sanitation, sanitary, business meeting, business meetings, business transaction, business transactions
'All right, guys, let's take a little break then give it another try...'
"Let's just ignore him – unless he tips his hat."
"I'm sorry I'm not available to answer you personally right now. Please leave your name and a message with the time and date you tried to reach me, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Please wait for the beep."
Tags:relationship, relationships, marriage, married, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, couple, couples, men, man, woman, women, answering machine, answering machines, voicemail, voicemail box, telephone, telephones, greeting, greetings, ignored, ignoring, ignore, technology, couples argument, couples dispute, couples counsellor, couples counsellors, couples counselling, couples therapy, couples therapist, marriage therapist, marriage therapy
Tags:desert, deserts, lost in the desert, cactus, cacti, shadow, shadows, mistake, mistakes, disappointment, disappointments, abandoned, dehydration, alone, calling for help, friends, greeting, greetings, going mad, isolated, isolated, cliche, cliches, hopeless, short sighted, short sightedness, nearsighted, nearsightedness, bad eyesight, poor eyesight