Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Man Hug

I'm going to be honest here (ha like I'm ever not...) but I find men hugging really funny. Not all the time, dang I'm not a extremist who has no heart! (jk sorry I'm a little post-midterm hyper :) There are those times when guys hug and you can just tell that they have this connection (not in a weird way) and it's all awesome.

And then there are the times when this doesn't happen. 
Most the time things just get awkward real quick. And I'm talking awkward in the way the word 'awkward' is awkward. One hugging party is maybe a little more into it, or the hug lingers a little long, but either way I think it's hilarious. And yes I find awkwardness utterly fascinating and cannot help laughing even when it's not appropriate. Today I witnessed the epitome of this type of man hug. I was walking behind this guy who saw a friend of his and they hugged. Well the first guy hugged for a little too long I guess because the second guy (who was facing me) unhooked his arms and started patting the other guys back. And this was patting like they "hey good buddy....I'm going to pat you because anything else is just weird" kind of pat. HA! And then he got this look on his face that was somewhere between a friendly smile and a grimace of pure discomfort. This moment was pure manna from heaven for my stressed, midterm crunching brain and I couldn't help laughing. Ah the joy of witnessing that other people are just as weird as me.


Oddyoddyo13 said...

I don't think there's anything wrong with men hugging, but it is pretty awkward. Especially since there's this whole "macho" reputation they're supposed to uphold.

Elizabeth Downie said...

That's so funny. :)

Cory B. said...

Heidi if you want to see the best man hug ever watch Jeff & Dan always a treat. I think hugging in general is awkward because we have items on the front of our chests that make it complicated.

Abood said...

Hahahaha! Awesome!


misshban said...

Ahh, that was brilliant, thanks :)