7.02.2006

Have you ever...

...seen someone somewhere, and they go to give you a hug and as you are hugging you realize... and you know they must too, "we've never hugged each other before" and then it's kind of awkward. Someone just gave me an awkward hug.

13 comments:

Otte said...

That's why i recommend the A-Frame. It is half a hug. You align yourself with their side and put one hand on their sholder. It has the physical contact of a hug, but a little less awkward.

kate said...

i have...only magnified by the triple pat at the end. ah yes, the awkward pat.

Dan & Angie said...

Better than a big wet kiss I suppose! :-) I'm a fan of the hug - however awkward it may be.

TheGaffords said...

I had an awkward hug yesterday, too! I'd only met the person for the first time, but when they went to give a hug to the girl I was with (whom they'd known for a long time), they felt obligated to give a hug to me as well. Personally a hand shake would have been fine!

theReynoldsFam said...

no that has never happened to me...being the hugger i am.

unless you are speaking of the evangelical sideways hug - why bother?! i'm all for high fives!
-juli

susie said...

the only thing worse than the awkward hug is the awkward should we hug or not dance done just before the actual hug

Scottie said...

Anythings better than an awkward chop to the forearm with a meat cleaver.

Adam, Mimi, Rylee Jean and peanut said...

Hi Jenn--Saw your name on Todd and Micah's site. Thought we would pay you a visit. Here's the thing. You need to move to Valpo and talk Nick into coming too so we can do church...I miss your voice...Adam and Mims

Josh Garlow said...

I got the awkward hug and kiss on the head from an old lady in our choir the other day. She was on the riser, a couple of rows up. I was on the floor. She leaned over, grabbe my head, hugged it, then kissed my skull. That was a lot of fun for me. I can't wait for it to happen agian.

johnandcece said...

I can't remember who Ben Ward is... let me know and i will say what's up... totally out of it... So good to hear from you Jen! This is fun to have this... a cool way to stay connected and a way to see how people like to express themselves... love you girl
-cece

worshipful1 said...

There is always one guy at church that will do that....I don't think I have ever attended a church that didn't have the awkward hugger...and wouldn't you know it? They almost always are the greeters!

Bethany said...

Well, in Canada when someone hugs you, and you feel uncomfortable, you just fill out a little police report and they'll take care of everything for you right away!! (Then they will ask you for a ride home on your dog sled...but that's a whole other story!)

I miss you girl! By the way - I'm going to attempt to run my first 5K tomorrow morning here in Ottawa!!! I'm not really a runner, and signed up for this 1 week ago, with basically 6 days to "train." Check out my blog later this week and I'll post photos of how dead I am at the end of it. (That is, if I make it to the end!)

Chow Bella!

Nate said...

I love those moments - infact i love being the one to make people feel uncomfortable. Just playing. Apppreciate you Jenn - thanks for being a friend and a great pastor to the students.

nate