…when exchanging a “good morning” with your coworker.
…when greeting an acquaintance.
…when you meet someone new at the climbing gym.
Whenever you are in doubt, choose to go first.
If someone else chooses to go first at the same time as you, you’ll both have a laugh, and perhaps a good story.
If, on the other hand, neither of you choose to go first, you may both miss out on a simple moment that could have brightened the day.