Walgreens is serious about interracial hand touching. I know this because I found both of these signs stapled to the corkboard by the bathrooms.
And as for the Walgreens “SAY ‘HI’ TO ANY CUSTOMER WITHIN FIVE FEET” policy: It seems a bit inflexible, no?
I mean, let’s say you stock shelves at Walgreens. And let’s say a customer enters your five-foot perimeter. And let’s say you and the customer are facing in opposite directions. In that case, a “HI” would confuse the customer at best, and frighten her at worse. The customer would probably think Walgreens was haunted, and that you communicated with the ghosts. And then she’d take her business to CVS.