Should shaking hands be abolished forever?

Even as far back as ancient Greece people have used handshaking for sealing the deal & greetings The handshake is thought by some to have originated as a gesture of peace by demonstrating that the hand holds no weapon...but is this a totally outdated habit? The CDC states a world pandemic is not a matter of if... show more Even as far back as ancient Greece people have used handshaking for sealing the deal & greetings The handshake is thought by some to have originated as a gesture of peace by demonstrating that the hand holds no weapon...but is this a totally outdated habit?
The CDC states a world pandemic is not a matter of if this will occur but when.
Reason I’m asking is I’m working volume sales where at the end of a transaction (filling out legal documents/recording), includes a handshake many times. After 15 yrs. of this I am so grossed out. Thoughts go through my mind as to what these people (usually men), do with their hands before as in; masturbating, not washing their hands after the toilet, picking their nose, etc. I can’t avoid the moment he puts his hand out and sometimes have even lied that I had the sniffles in order to get around the awkward moment, which I hate lying, or just give in and shake hands. Client get offended if I just say I don't shake hands. I wash my hands all the frik’n time, so much my hands are really dry and that is not good for sales either, wash hands & moisturize over and over…ugh.
Will people stop this custom of spreading festering fecal matter soon?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handshake

http://connectyourmeetings.com/2009/10/0...

http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/cold-g...
Update: To Ed Fox and others, my gosh you all!! I was simply asking if our society will eventually faze this out or our culture. I wasn't saying a marshal law against it and be thrown in handshake jail! But if and when there is a world contagion that kills millions a week I'll bet they will address handshaking... show more To Ed Fox and others, my gosh you all!! I was simply asking if our society will eventually faze this out or our culture. I wasn't saying a marshal law against it and be thrown in handshake jail! But if and when there is a world contagion that kills millions a week I'll bet they will address handshaking as a major contributor. It's logic folks. Don't hate on me for being pragmatic. And btw I don't think I'm better than everyone else. sheesh!
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