On Second Thought, Back Away Slowly

January 21, 2011 is official “Hugging Day.”

Now, I’ll be honest here, I’m not much on hugs unless they come from people I actually know and care for.  The idea of hugging a stranger gives me the willies.  Still, I was willing to take one for the team and at least hug the people I care about until I discovered that January 21 is also….

… National Fetish Day.

Take a minute and think that juxtaposition over.



So while I’m glad to know there’s a day dedicated to letting friends and others know we care, please keep your hugs to yourself today.  It’s not that I can’t give you the benefit of the doubt.

Well, okay, maybe it is.

In all seriousness: Consider yourself hugged, from a completely safe, polite, neutral, platonic, germ-free and totally non-fetished distance.  Now go out and enjoy your day.

One thought on “On Second Thought, Back Away Slowly

  • January 24, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    I love how you dig up these reasons to celebrate all the odd little aspects of human life. Thanks so much for your post.

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