France Kisses Goodbye to 'La Bise' Amid H1N1 Fears

Monday, September 7, 2009 - 11:13am

It's a ubiquitous French tradition, as familiar as a baguette or an espresso at the neighborhood cafe. Now, "la bise," the cheek-to-cheek peck that the French use to say hello or goodbye, has come under pressure from a globalized threat: H1N1.