So I am just minding my own business walking down the hall when this person who I only know by face comes up to me and says, “Someone needs a hug”. So I turn around thinking that the person who was in need of this special hug must be behind me somewhere.
But before I knew what was happening the stranger proceeded to engulf me in a hug for possibly a whole fifteen seconds. It may have been longer it's hard to say.
And I, not really knowing what to do, just surrendered by putting my hands to my side and let out a very loud sigh.
Why must certain socially awkward people feel the need to give hugs to perfect strangers? The answer eludes me at the moment but it sure makes us “normals” feel so uncomfortable.
I feel the same way about people who come up to me and say, “Smile…I am not going to leave until you smile… come on gives us a smile”. So finally you smile just so they will stop this embarrassing behavior. What am I? A two year old?
Inside you want to say “SMILE THIS” and then sweep their legs like Johnny in “The Karate Kid”. But because you are nicey-nice, and sweeping someone’s legs doesn’t go over well in criminal court, you just patiently flash your pearly whites and get on with your day.
I really have to wonder about people who make us submit to forcible hugs and smiles. I mean I am not opposed to the occasional hug when the situation moves me to do so, but these people who feel like they know when I need a hug or need to flash a smile seem strangely out of place don’t they?
If it’s just me I’ll shut up, but if others feel this way lets join together and stop forcible hugging!
Is it wrong to push people up across the wall if they come at you with open arms? If it's wrong, I don't want to be right.