Most Wouldn't Believe I Do At First, Though

I love giving hugs. On campus we had the smoker's porch and we all became pretty good friends with each other. Once we got familiar enough, I would hug each and every female on the porch, sometimes sporadically, but always upon meeting or leaving.

It was mostly friendly affection, but I know some of them got more out of it sometimes than that.

dedre dedre
31-35, M
4 Responses Mar 4, 2009

((((HuG)))))

Damn!!! *thinking where's mine????* *I didn't get no hug* Well then I will hug you... (((((HUG))))))

But Tayer, what if the person is left-handed (as I am)? Wouldn't they need to step forward with their left foot to maintain a priority balance in their center of gravity?? And wouldn't that cause some minor calamity of two people leaning in the same side when they enclose?? <br />
Lord knows it's happened to me enough times!!

I have been saying hello and good-bye for a lot of years and I still don't have the hang of it. No matter how hard I try I still can't figure out who kisses, who shake hands, who hugs, and who just waves or nods. <br />
Every time I think I'm saying hello to a shaker, he's invariably a hugger and I end up with my arms stiff at my sides looking like a mummy who has just fallen out of the case. On the other hand, if he's a kisser and I think he's a waver I end with my hand in his ear.<br />
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It's clearly a custom that needs rules. Without them we're going to have a lot of stepping on feet, bumping noses, getting hair caught in braces, having glasses lock, lipstick appearing in strange places, and general confusion.<br />
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These are my suggestions:<br />
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1. Read the name tag - if one exists - to know whom your kissing.<br />
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2. Make a quick appraisal of things that hurt - pens, credit cards with sharp edges, key rings, packages, and sprayed hair. Approach with caution.<br />
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3. With arms outstretched, tell the kissee he or she looks wonderful.<br />
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4. Step forward with your right foot to maintain balance and firmly grasp the other's hand and aim for the left side of the face. LEFT! That's important.<br />
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5. Pucker your lips, close your eyes (to avoid foreign ob<x>jects striking you blind) and try not to make direct contact with the cheek or lips.<br />
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6. Whisper, "We must get together again soon."<br />
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~Tayer