In my previous job, there was a habit to shake very colleague’s hand in the morning.
While this might seem like a nice gesture at first, you might change your mind if you start thinking about it.
Some of my colleagues’ hygiene was questionable , at best.
So I started avoiding his routine.
Arriving just a minute late. Hide in the toilet. Pretending I had a cold.
Something I could get away with for a while, but at some point, it was noticed and whispered about it behind my back.
To the point where I actually had to explain myself to my manager.
For that, and other reasons, it didn’t take me long to quit the job.
Funny how I was the non social one, while them forcing them unhygienic selves into someone personal bubble was not frowned up.
This was two years ago, so I am over it.
I think that COVID also has made us think about these things a bit more.
But I think we should always be reminded that some people are just not keen of other’s coming too close into their personal bubble.