AN online video showing a man and a woman unsure how to end a work meeting has gone viral.
The Farewell has become a Youtube sensation, with white-collar viewers relating to uncertainty about whether a single kiss on the cheek, double kiss or handshake is more appropriate in a business context.
The two-minute film shows the end of a real work meeting between 31-year-old Tom Logan and Emma Bradford at a garage doors company.
Logan said: “After a handshake at the start of the meeting, we discussed different types of weather-resistant paint.
“However we got along quite well, with at least five minutes’ small talk covering travel, the weather and annoying expenses forms.
“I thought we’d end things with a brief peck as I didn’t want to seem too old-fashioned. But god, there’s no manual for these things.”
Emma Bradford said: “I stuck my hand out but he just lunged. It was so weird, he got some dribble on the side of my face.”
29-year-old YouTuber Stephen Malley said: “It really moved me, I work for a marketing company where I have to meet female clients all the time.
“Throughout the meetings I’m like, ‘How am I going to end this? What if I go for the kiss and she goes for the shake, or worse still I go for the double kiss and inadvertently land her a smacker on the lips, like I love her?”
“That is literally all I think about at work.”