Thursday, February 08, 2007

Are you a hugger?

I read this post on a blog that I regularly read called Antique Mommy, on the subject of hugging. (wish I could be as funny as she is). Boy, could I relate and was so glad to know I’m not the only one feeling that way. I was beginning to think I was just really weird or something.

Have you noticed that hugging seems to be a big thing these days? I just gotta say I’m really not very comfortable with it. Now mind you, I love a hug from close family or friends, people I love and care about, but strangers or mere acquaintances, I can do without the hugs. A nice smile and a nod will do, thank you.

Frankly, I don’t even care for the handshake. I always walk away wondering where that hand has been, and consciously try to remember not to touch my mouth or face until I wash my hands.

Here’s a video that has been going around the internet for a while now about hugging. It really gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling, but it almost makes you feel bad if you don’t like hugging strangers. Like you're just too uptight or something. I don't buy it. To me, hugging should be reserved for special people in my life!

What do you think?


Eileen~ said...

Hugs won't change the world, but I would have been one of those who stopped and given him a hug. Most are uncomfortable with hugs. I like a firm handshake too, not the whimpy type.

Too each his own, eh?

Glenda, saved by grace said...

yep as you well know I would've been one of those who stopped and hugged. The older I get the more germ conscience I get, but not when I hug. I think I'd rather hug than shake. I once heard Bro. Dan say "Ive got to go wash the christian fellowship off my hands". funny!

Eileen~ said...

And then of course, there is 'greet them with a holy kiss', that would certainly freak out most, wouldn't it?