When I see someone enter a social or business event with watery eyes, a runny nose, and a box of tissues, I want to run in the other direction to avoid catching whatever it is they have.
It is unfortunate many people do not have the courtesy to stay home when they are feeling under the weather. If you absolutely must attend an event when you aren’t feeling up to par, be considerate and try not to share you illness.
If you find yourself in a situation where you should shake hands, politely say, “Please excuse me for not shaking your hand, but I don’t want to give you my cold.”
Also remember to cough or sneeze into a tissue turning your face away from others.
Please practice such courtesies in hope others will catch them and spread these healthy courtesies on to someone else.