I have never really been good at “hellos” or greetings in general. I’m always worried about getting my handshake right and making sure to say my own name that I always end up disregarding the other person telling me their name. Then I have to whisper to someone later to find out “So-and-so’s” name and hope that “So-and-so” doesn’t hear me asking what his or her name is.
I don’t think this is any different except I don’t have to say, “Hey, I’m Neil” or “Hi, I’m Neil” or “Hello, I’m Neil.” All I have to say is “Welcome,” which I think I have only said a handful of times in my life because who says “Welcome” aside from restaurant hosts, hotel concierges and pilots? The only times I can think of saying it would be while pretending to be Axl Rose and screaming the word in “Welcome to the Jungle,” or when trying to see how good of a Bob Sheppard impression I can do by saying in my best “Voice of God” voice, “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Yankee Stadium.”
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