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How To Greet A Colleague Whose Name You've Forgotten

It's all in how you wave at them.

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Often when you cross paths with a colleague outside of work, it can be unclear how (or if) to say anything to them.

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But the secret is simply to wave at the person in a way that sends the right signal.

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Here is a chart to explain when each is best:

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Do you agree? Let me know in the poll below:

  1. Do you agree? Which of these moves is your favorite?

    Correct
    Incorrect
    High-Confidence Full Wave
    High-Confidence Full Wave
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Low-Confidence Mini-Wave
    Low-Confidence Mini-Wave
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Subtle Gesture of Acknowledgement
    Subtle Gesture of Acknowledgement
    Correct
    Incorrect
    OTHER (I'll explain in comments below)
    OTHER (I'll explain in comments below)
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Do you agree? Which of these moves is your favorite?
  1. High-Confidence Full Wave
     
    vote votes
    High-Confidence Full Wave
  2. Low-Confidence Mini-Wave
     
    vote votes
    Low-Confidence Mini-Wave
  3. Subtle Gesture of Acknowledgement
     
    vote votes
    Subtle Gesture of Acknowledgement
  4. OTHER (I'll explain in comments below)
     
    vote votes
    OTHER (I'll explain in comments below)

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