Monday, 14 November 2005

Greeting protocol

during a day out (girly gathering) we discussed how the greeting here in kuwait is not fixed, as if every person has his/her own protocol.

Women :: you never know what will strike you @!@ weather she will shake hands, kiss you on one cheek or both & you never know the number of kisses on each cheek also if you at least do know how to go along you will be facing the risk of turn into a tenis fan, turn ur head right & left to catch up with her! WHY IS THAT? why couldnt there be a general known code/protocol for women greeting women?

As a simple solution "at least for our group" we decided to make our own unbreackable protocol : say ur greeting word or what ever question like "eshlonch!" - hand shake - a single kiss on each cheek & thats it.

22 comments:

Alia said...

Eshlounich?
Hand Shake
& a kiss

is too much

what do you think of

hi + 1 kiss

Q80-Chill Girl said...

well also my sister suggested a hi only but that would be too cold for our culture, people here prefer warm welcomes that involve a long greeting process to feel that u really like them, so skipping it to two steps is too short i think

The Don ® said...

Usually, I kiss women once on the right cheek and then squeeze the life out of her kinda hug.. hehehe..

Missing you so much.. :*

Shurouq said...

A hi, a hand shake, and a kiss or two sound good to me, whether you're greeting a friend or a friendette

ChillGirl, shlounich? :**

BloBoz said...

Laish mako Hugs kela kisses !!

PIß said...

gowa/hala/ahlain/hi & 1 kiss on the cheek or 2 on each etha men zeman mo shayfat'ha, "shloonech/shakhbarech" comes after the kiss...

McArabian said...

I do it old school: "ahlain" a kiss on each cheek, then start the three minute catch up small talk, move on to the next one :)

Mello said...

lool.. That’s a great observation. But what about knowing if whether the person you are about to greet is only going to kiss you on one cheek or both?!! Ana mit3aqid min illy bas ybosoon 3ala khad wa7id: marra…marritain....thalaaath...wallaaaaain!!
and you have no way of telling what to expect every kissing session!!...it's annoying, if it was up to me I would just shake hands and kiss once on each check, so I agree with you ladies:)

LaiaLy_q8 said...

LooooooL
i love how you call it a protocol
Seedaaa i though of TCP/IP
ma adrii lish
bss you addressed a good Q
i guess each persone has thier own signiture protocol :)

dishevelled said...

lol so very true... I NEVER know what to expect!

Personally I prefer a hug and/or one kiss on one cheeck...

Q80-Chill Girl said...

Heeeeeeeeeey there Donny :D i know long time not c will fix that soon :}

well i was looking for the formal kind of greeting wich we usually do in the Eid, am sorry i didnt clerefy that BUT totally respect ur way & will run ur suggestion to the comitte :D lets see what they will say

Q80-Chill Girl said...

SunRiiiise :D (shurouq)

ana zeeena thx for asking dear, well i still agree on that kind of greeting in general the problem is @@ how to get old ladies to be convinced with this protocole

Q80-Chill Girl said...

Bloooooooooo

hello there DentOOOooooo :> ,, well the hug was not introduced since i was talking about formal greetings that we have during the eid, a hug is more intemate & warm oO believe me if u hug every one in eid maaaaa et5alu9, but infortunatelly i didnt clerefy that in the post :$ my mistake

Q80-Chill Girl said...

P-1-B

helllllllllo there :D:D ,, yes i agree with you i personally do it this way,, leave us from that did you check out the so called "flexible working hours" thing? we are all depressed about it :<

Q80-Chill Girl said...

McArabian

OMG no way i would do the 3 min chat UNLESS i have something other than greeting to do, u know maybee catch up with an old friend or something BUT no way on a regular basis :D

Q80-Chill Girl said...

mello

you got to the DOT exactly! i feel the same LOL it is annoying & very awkward at some times where you get lost & can feel where will she hit you again @@ sorr i mean kiss you!

Q80-Chill Girl said...

Laialy

Well thats the catch LOL i was thinking of protocoles & reading an article about them so hence the resemblance in meaning made sence to me ;p

Q80-Chill Girl said...

dishevelled

you got the pic. :d glad it got to u well :D thx for dropping by

PIß said...

Chill! eeeh! 7adda qathatha? qimma belli e3tefas el mood wallah :s 3ad kan 3ndena wa7ed 6ale3 ejaza o rad elyoom bel that.. sh7agga rad larbe3a madri! kammelha lay el sabt? fa everyone accused him of being a big time "gobbisa"!

shloonech bas weya BLENZ o "Qood ap6ernoon mam! may I taqe ur order pls?", sa'alt'ha men wain el pastries? tgool men "Bread Talk" wel sandwiches men "Labaget" yallah men fathlek…

Q80-Chill Girl said...

P-1-B

Blenz is ooook except their service is crappy LOL "why the ok then? ;p" umbe they do not comprehence what you say @!@ especially the "qood morninq" ones however their coffee is not so bad! but definatelly the wrong staff & btw what da hell is that pink cake??

dont try their marbel cheesse cake so not worth it, muffins my friend tried the chocolate one & i tasted it it was nothing like a muffin!

Elqar el AGSHR made our day the worst, we knew about it since sunday :( the word got out from Personnel one of my collegues knows ppl there, we thought it was a rumor but it was true :< I told my friends that we should wait till we & all the other ppl try it & then maybee we can write a letter signed by several employees to object on it??,, on an other notice we have a collegue dawm mn ejazta ams tuesday LOL so we have weirdos too ;p

today was the only day i felt that having the building in that high possition (on a hill) is a good choice we didnt suffer from ponds

PIß said...

LOL 7adha crappy 9ajja.. ana gomt a6leb over the phone o qi99a 3ala 3ain "sorry, could you repeat that pls?" shesalfa? O_o la o awal yoom nezalt weya el banat, wella wala wa7ed fehom labes gloves? ege9lech el kaika wet7oosh eeda! shal kesafa? chan azefhom, wella mako mn thani yoom kelhom labsen gloves lol

As for el "qarar lagshar" 3ala goltech khaleeha 3alallah :/ 7adda ya bel wagt el ghala6 y3ni betyeena ayam allah e3ena bs weya hal mo6ar wel jow el badee3, killish momra3eena eb hal salfa…

Q80-Chill Girl said...

LOL zein swetai fehum, ana ma nzlt awl youm i tried them the second day, i took some pics of el rain ;p piblished on flickr ,, a7la shai the could u repeat that part LOl i thought m3ai ana bs atharihum day5ein all the time loooool