How to Greet People

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Reader Comments (13)

Lol that third panel is epic:P

January 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervelcrokidneyz

I agree with this guy.

May 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

It's Rick's first appearance! ...I think.

October 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDravda

No, Rick was previously debuted in "How to Accept an Unwanted Gift" http://www.basicinstructions.net/?p=372

November 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterArtie

In my case, the head nod means that we both understand that we do NOT have each others' backs in any situation whatsoever.

February 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

"It's like aloha, only violent!" lmao XD

April 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCally

Me, I tend to develop individual greetings with everyone. With one girl I used to bring my arm up in a wild, wide haymaker of a wave while howling a deep-throated "HAY!". (She started it.)

This approach has its moments. One time I thought I saw the above girl in the middle of a fairly crowded street and obviously went for the haymaker swing, and I would have done it before I saw it wasn't her at all if my hand had not caught in my jacket pocket.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Creed

Wait, it's only guys that do the silent nod? Crap, I need to stop doing that (or else get some surgery, but I suspect my husband wouldn't approve of that).

July 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

@ Artie:
That instruction was in 2010, this one's from 06.

August 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkyle

YES. The silent head nod, my personal favorite.

August 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCalen

The silent head nod...

1. There's no better way to physically express, "Just 'cause you're lookin' at me, doesn't mean I have to talk to you pal."

2. An african-american pastime; traditionally known to exist just like running track and diddling of the white women.

You're all welcome.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNotSoCuddly

oddly, thats what runs through my mind when i recieve a head nod. hmmmm

February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Fedynich

The Head Nod- The perfect way way to either inform someone that "you recognize they are a sentient being and thus can move on without making further comment on the fact that you made eye contact" or that you have their back when the violence goes down.

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMark

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