+154 Physical contact with strangers like shaking hands and using terms of endearment like "hun" are inappropriate, amirite?

by Anonymous 4 months ago

Yikes- Never come to Australia. There's alot of casual closeness embedded into our culture, that could easily be misunderstood.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

Shaking hands is fine and has been for centuries. Calling someone hun or similar is disrespectful.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

If it's your boss. It's just a term of endearment. If you find it offensive casually or in passing you need to get a grip

by Anonymous 4 months ago

I live in the north of England where hun, luv, duck, sweetie etc are normally used to address everyone. OK coming from your gran but not from anyone else especially in a work setting.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

That's exactly what I just said.

by Anonymous 4 months ago

>Calling someone hun or similar is disrespectful. Depends on the country

by Anonymous 4 months ago

In the UK saying things like hun or love to the opposite gender is just the norm. It's part of British language in a lot of places. I don't use it personally but most people will if they have no clue who you are

by Anonymous 4 months ago