Aside from being incredibly awkward 98% of the time, I am also a very loving, caring and loyal person. As a result, I become emotionally invested in my relationships – ALL manner of relationships.
I have a friend… let’s call her “Elayne”… who thinks it’s weird that I am on such good terms with my gynecologist that at the end of each visit she walks me to the front counter and gives me a farewell hug.
My doctor is just so… awesome! She is a super warm, friendly, motherly figure. She knows the names of all my friends and ex-boyfriends (not like there are a lot of them to keep track of or anything!).
When I sat on the paper-covered bed sobbing over my last break-up, she let me cry without judgment or making me feel rushed (although I don’t like to admit it, I know she must have other patients). When I told her my job was stressing me out, she jokingly wrote me a prescription for a new job. And when I told her I graduated from a Master’s program she jumped off her rolling stool and cheered.
Not to Elayne.
She thinks my post pap hugs are weird.
I’ve tried for years to convince her of the awesomeness of my doctor by calling her after each visit. And each time Elayne’s response is a variation of “SO awkward!” sometimes followed by her declaration that I am a “Fool!”
I am no fool! I AM A HUGGER!
When I told my doctor that I was moving to another state and would not be coming to her anymore, it was emotional for me. I had always envisioned her delivering my future illegitimate children.
She wished me well, recommended some physicians in my new city and gave me a big hug!
Upon hearing the news, my bikini waxer also gave me a huge hug and told me she loves me and blew air kisses as I walked out of the salon ::cough:: - I may have a problem, I see that now
I live by one rule: If you’ve seen my “lady” you get a hug. All others will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
What are your thoughts?