Monday, October 12, 2009

What it is about hugging?

I thought it was just me.  I'm not a hugger - never really have been.  It's not that I'm "germophobic" per se, althought I tell people that because it's what they understand.  It's more about the discomfort in touching (and sometimes smelling) others, especially people that I really don't know.  Strangers that insisted on touching my protruding belly during both of my pregnancies drove me insane (as did the question, "How are you feeling?" but that's a story for a different day.)  I hug because, socially, it's what people do.  But I would much prefer a handshake or, quite frankly, no touching at all.

Check out this article by Danino Hughes.  At least I'm not alone!

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