The Doctor Who Drabble Files by badly_knitted



Summary: A collection of drabbles set in the Doctor Who universe. Any characters and pairings from the show will be fair game; there will no doubt be both canon and non-canon, depending on inspiration.
Rating: Teen
Categories: Multi-Era
Characters: Amy Pond, Clara Oswin Oswald, Donna Noble, Martha Jones, Mickey Smith, Other Character(s), Rory Williams, Rose Tyler, The Cybermen, The Daleks, The Doctor (Unspecified), The TARDIS
Genres: Drabble, Mixed
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Published: 2015.02.07
Updated: 2022.06.25


The Doctor Who Drabble Files by badly_knitted
Chapter 281: Saying Hello
Author's Notes: Written for Challenge 236: Greetings at dw100.

Summary: It’s always wise to follow the native customs when on other planets.

Every race in the universe has its own kinds of greetings, and the Doctor doesn’t merely mean in terms of different languages.

On some worlds, the proper greeting involves spitting in each other’s face, while on others, rubbing buttocks is the height of good manners.

Delviunx Eight, for instance, has elaborate dances for everything from inviting guests into your home, to saying hello to family members, friends, or strangers on the street. The Doctor does his best not to cause offence, but he’s slightly hampered by only having one pair of arms.

Thankfully the natives make allowances for such deficiencies.

The End

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