Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Oh no i didnt....

As i was leaving tonight, i stopped, dropped my laptop, files, bottle of water, handbag and stuff to re-arrange myself. You know, gather everything in a not so confusing manner when one of the men i had been in sessions with all day, walked out of the bathroom. I just met this man yesterday.

Anyway, he walked straight for me and said hello and held his hand out for me to shake. Yuck! He just came out of the bathroom. I wonder what he had done in there. No way. Ughh. There was no way i was going to touch his hand. At the same time, i couldnt just ignore his hand.

So i simply did what i thought was best - i grabbed him and hugged him. Yes. I grabbed a married, near perfect stranger and hugged him and said hello, smiled, picked up all my luggage and walked away. As i battled to open the door, i turned around and this man was still standing there.

What kind of klutz am i?

15 comments:

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

lol... i think you did the 'moral' thing... lmao... the man go still dey wonder oh... hehe...

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

holy makossa.. i was first... this is fantastic.. i'm expecting a prize cos i;m not sure i've ever been first on your blog b4!!!it just occured to me that with your track record(206 posts in a few months)... in 2 months or less... you'll reach the 300 limit... then what? you'll have to change blog addresses or something?!

LondonBuki said...

LOL!!! Uzo! You hugged him? LOL!!!

I don't blame you cos I do wonder what people have done with their hands!

Adebayo said...

I feel you...U had to watch out for u...not a bad thing, considering....when u think of where peoples' hands have been...

azuka said...

Classic!

I hope the man doesn't start getting ideas...

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Kush said...

I think the overwhelming majority of dudes wash their hands after they have 'been shaking hands with their best friends'...

DiAmOnD hawk said...

im with azuka on this one...

hmmm....waiting to see how this one plays out...

Olawunmi said...

lol. can't say i blame you. he should have known better.

i remember this martin lawrence movie (blue streak i think it was) where a man martin had previously spotted masturbating in the privacy of his office tried to shake hands with him. he did exactly what you did, a deep brotherly hug.

hooray for your sharp reflexes and quick thinking!

Nyemoni said...

Oh No you didn't! Anyway, I quite understand your reason; you never know what kinda germs were lurking.. better your top than your skin right?

Nomad said...

Interesting. I thought the etiquette in Naija was for the woman to hold out her hand first if she wants to shake hands. In some circles it shows familiarity which some women are not comfortable with. Especially in the north. Although among your peers even hugs are ok

In my head and around me said...

That was some quick (not-so-good) thinking. But I don't blame you.

I generally don't shake hands with members of the other sex...i think they have too many germs floating around...Girls will usually hug you so I figure am pretty much covered.

You hugged him? LOL! Did not think that he had used the loo and wiped his hands all over himself?

Naijadude said...

LMAO! wow that was a good judgement though, very swift and nice but little did homeboy know you were just trying to stop the spread of germs and whatever the contagious thingy might be!!!

Jaja said...

You are silly! I probably would have done the same thing.

Vickii said...

lol ... it's so funny the things we do to avoid doing something else, and then in hindsight, I bet you thought, I shoulda just shook his hand .... ha ha ha, this is funny!