Greetings are an integral part of Basotho culture. In Lesotho, it is not only surprising but offensive if someone simply walks past you without saying hello, therefore we must be sure to greet members of our communities as much as possible. It is common to shake hands when greeting and it is rude for men to greet people older than they are with hats on or when still siting down. Thus, hats are removed or at least sightly lifted with a touch and men stand up when greeting older people as a sign of respect. Greetings will help you build relationships in your community and with Basotho you will come across.