Andy’s Follies #19 – Hugs


Yes, here is another true tale of anxiety and social awkwardness.

I’m not a hugger. I know this puts me at a disadvantage socially speaking. I try to make it a joke by saying that line Good fences make good neighbors. Most of the time I just get blank stares. People just don’t like that Robert Frost message I’m giving.

But why should I hug? I’m not against physical contact with some people. You know, a few blood relatives and that special someone I’m romantically involved with. Everyone else can get a knuckle bump or a friendly wave hello.

Isn’t that enough?

And to tell you the truth a lot of hugging seems, well, disingenuous.


I’ve seen a lot of hugs by people to people they don’t really like.

Does that person they are hugging really deserve it? By giving out hugs so willy-nilly does it lessen the value of them for all of us?

I think so.

Fight the power, friends.

Don’t be hug-bullied.




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