In the last two years I’ve made friendly with a fabulous new little group that’s been together for a long time, some as far back as grade school. They are all in to mushy hello/goodbyes. I think it’s pretty to apparent to my “old” friends how much I hate this because it’s been brought up a couple different times. Now they make jokes and sometimes insist on hugging me! ugh ;)
I just link the hello hug with high school. I went to an all girls school so there was A LOT of that. I’m not in high school anymore. And if I want to hug you then I will.
On special occasions.