When I was little, growing up in a large Italian family, you hugged and kissed everyone. Aunts, uncles, even people you didn't know well, as a show of respect. That's the way it was in my family.
Today everyone seems to hug but these days it's awkward for me.
At my weekly game it's how I greet and send off the fishies. But like I said, it's awkward. There's Noodles....hug him and you might get humped. But dammit, he won't allow me to not hug him. I think it's the highlight of his week and I hate to disappoint. Then there's Youth, the guy that usually tags along behind him. He's a young, good looking thing, but I don't know him very well, so why should I hug him? I guess it's because I hug the other guys, so it seems weird to leave one out. Then there's The Mayor. He turns a bright shade of crimson just talking to me, so hugging is waaay awkward. But not hugging is too!
And do I really need to hug guys I see every week? Do I have to hug them just because I'm of the female persuasion? Everyone else just shakes hands. I need some hugging protocol.
Gary's a good hugger: no humping, no turning red...really....is that too much to ask?
If you've been reading along, you know I played in a cash game with the brothers (different set of guys) on Saturday night. When I showed up most were still involved in a final table of a tournament. My boy Troy sees me and jumps up for a hug, so of course I comply. Then I see the rest of the table looking at me and I say hello.....I know them all....do I really have to go around and hug every fucking person?
I think NOT!
But once again, AWKWARD! So what I did was thump a couple of them on the back and headed to the other room to set up the chips for the cash game. Besides, all the brothers are like double my height. Don't forget I'm vertically challenged...and yeah that's a factor when you're chest high to most guys. Feels like I'm hugging their package. Not saying that's a bad thing, per se....unless it's a guy I don't like.
And who are we kidding? I don't like anyone!
So don't fucking hug me.
PS. I'm in a pissy mood as I type this because of you, Lightning36. We are sooooo fighting. And don't you dare try to hug me!