Monthly Archives: December 2010

When to Bow: Answers from a Survey

Head Nod   When meeting someone in passing Greetings when you don’t know the person When talking and walking with someone else, and meeting a person Short Bow   Daily greetings Morning greetings When interrupting someone while talking or walking Shallow Bow Shopkeeper welcoming a customer First meeting with supervisor or boss Polite greetings (at a funeral or wedding) Low Bow   Not often used. When apologizing for something bad Kneeling Bow   Occasional Ceremonies Martial Arts/Dancing/etc beginning and ending