A Question of Etiquette: Germs vs. politeness

I was introduced to someone who had just sneezed into his hand. He immediately stuck out that hand for a handshake. Gak. I pretended I didn’t see it and just greeted him politely. Was that okay? Well, no. It really is rude to ignore a handshake, so shake you should have, but then it would be fine to excuse yourself … read more