rules to break
there is this danish ritual of politeness that mandates that when you arrive at a meeting or a party, you go around and shake hands with everyone who is present, saying your name if the people are new. i never get used to it and it still makes me incredibly uncomfortable. in fact, it makes me wish i were invisible. with one particular meeting, i try to get there early so that there's only a couple of people to shake hands with, then it's up to everyone else to come to me. it's a cultural convention that my very being resists.
do you break rules?