What's with all this hugging you see or even get these days ?
Where did that come from ?
At one time it was just a handshake, these days it a hug and even a kiss on the cheeks from people you hardly know.
Perhaps I am wrong but feel sure some might feel uncomfortable with such actions.
I exclude from the above relatives where such action may well be appropriate.
04-03-2019 10:08 AM - edited 04-03-2019 10:09 AM
04-03-2019 10:19 AM - edited 04-03-2019 10:21 AM
It does seem to be the things these days, especially with the guys a lot more. Only my kids get hugs including my son... but only when we have not seen him for a while as he lives overseas. Just a firm handshake with the guys otherwise but even that was not so common at one time.
Mind you, Brits abroad especially in France are quick to get into the double (or is it treble) kiss on the cheeks habit, so thank the Lords for small mercies.. :rolleyes:
We lived in France for a few years before retirement and yes, you are right about that. It was four in the north, three in the south... and Paris just the two. Handshakes with the guys was of course de rigueur.
As a general rule and certainly in my experience, hugging even with females you knew quite well was never encouraged but hey, at least we don't have to rub noses! :tongue:
04-03-2019 10:59 AM - edited 04-03-2019 1:01 PM
When I was working we had a re-organisation whereby Programme Managers became responxible for Engineers working on their project. The PMs were told that they should 'embrace' their Engineers. The next day one of the wittier PMs turned up for work wearing a pair of Marigolds.