Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Free hugs for idiots like me

Apparently Sunday was "Free Hugs" day. I happened to be at a crowded mall and saw a man and a woman holding up two large posters that said "Free Hugs." I watched them for a while, and then felt that I should participate, mostly at the behest of my friend who dared me. And apparently I never turn down a dare.

So I went up to the woman and gave her a hug, and started asking her about the social experiment and making conversation. After all, I felt it was only natural to exchange a few words with someone I had engaged in voluntary physical contact with. So then I turned to the guy and said "sorry, I can't hug guys."

Much to my horror and embarrassment, this individual said "umm, I'm not a guy" in a very feminine voice. So I fumbled for a moment, and then gave "her" a hug, too (what else could I do?). Then I promptly ran away, cheeks flushed.

I swear she looked like a he! Even my friends from afar were surprised that I was hugging a random male, until I explained it to them.

In short, if you're a woman, you should grow your hair long lest someone like me call you a man in front of 10 other people.

Thanks.

4 comments:

adnan. said...

your initial hug should have been refunded at that point and you should have been sent on your way. consider yourself lucky.

sophister said...

I like that you enforced your no-hug stance, nevertheless. It is principle that matters, not your lack of understanding on how to distinguish between male and female.

Yaser said...

bahahahahahahaha.

but i do sympathize, if only because i say similar things all the time.

sara said...

hahahahaha!!

reminds me of what happened in that prayer room at ryerson.