I’m not being silly.
I’m not being coy.
I’m not being shy.
I don’t want you to touch me.
I don’t want to touch you.
I’m not sure why it’s socially unacceptable to *not* want to hug someone. Why do we expect people to hug when they meet or when they part?
I mean, I get it if you’re trying to check for weapons or a wire. If I were a mobster, I’d hug the hell outta anyone who came by to talk to me. Groping would not be out of the question.
But I’m not a mobster.
My friends (to the best of my knowledge) are not mobsters either.
That rules out all the reasons to give me a hug.
Please don’t try to tell me that a hug will make me feel better.
Please don’t try to tell me that you can’t help yourself.
Definitely don’t tell me that I shouldn’t fight it.
I’ll repeat it one more time for those in the back.