Sunday, December 28, 2008

An Invasion of Personal Space.

So, I'm home for the holidays. Home being Massachusetts, just in case you didn't know. Today I met my good friend Sandra at Harvard Square. A splendid time was had by all and, after we parted ways, I wandered around a bit. As I was approaching the T station to make my escape, I saw several people holding signs advertising "free hugs." Oh my. Yes. This brings several questions to mind:
1. Aren't hugs usually free anyway?
2. Were the Harvard students whiling away their winter break with a little sociological experiment?
3. Was this a ploy to attract converts for some new cult or religion?
4. Was it a performance piece?



Joelle said...

You're in MA!!! For how long??? We should get together!!!! WOOOO!!!! Exclamation points!!!!!

Lindsey said...

I'll be here til Wednesday afternoon, give me a call if you want to do something between now and then. =)

Sandra said...

Dude! I totally got a free hug on my way to the T! LOL She was hot and holding out her arms to me. Was I supposed to say no? I think not!

\bvb said...

free hugs movement

The Health Seeker said...

Some people don't get enough hugs from their friends and family, so they have to hug strangers. And until this "free hugs" movement came along, they would have to pay strangers $50 a pop to hug them in back alleys under unsafe conditions. Sad, really.

PS. I could go for a free hug right now myself.