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Today is Hug Your Boss Day.
While some people aren’t working today, it could be a blessing or a curse if one likes or dislikes their boss. Although bosses may “boss” people around, they are people to and could use a hug once in a while.
According to Dictionary.com, the definition of a hug is to:
1. Clasp tightly in the arms, esp. with affection; embrace.
2. To cling firmly or fondly to; cherish: to hug an opinion.
3. To keep close to, as in sailing, walking, or in moving along or alongside of: to hug the shore; to hug the road.
Depending on the relationship between one and their boss, there are several types of hugs.
There’s the friendly hug -the type one gives an acquaintance or someone barely known. The kind where one stands across from another, bent at the knees, touching shoulders, and wrapping arms lightly around the other.
There’s the comfort hug- the type of hug that one would give to another to give comfort to someone having a bad day, etc. The kind where one stands next to another and wraps one of their arms around the shoulders of the other and gently squeezes them.
There’s the bear hug – the type you give to a family member you haven’t seen is a while and missed or someone you love. The kind where one stands closely across from another, and wraps their arms around in a tight grip. This kind of hug could potentially be painful.
There’s the man to man hug- the type where one wants to show affection but in a non-emotional way. The kind where one stands slightly to the side across from the other, out reaches their arms, wraps around the other somewhat loosely , and pounds moderately to severely on the back. This kind may be painful as well.
There’s the group hug- the type that is given when a group has done a good job and doesn’t have time to give individual hugs. The group of people stand in a circle, reach out their arms and wrap them around anyone that is near, and squeezes.
There’s the air hug- the type that one would give if it were impossible to get close the other person, and yet are still visible. This type is also used when the other is sick or contagious with some disease. The kind where one stands or sits at a long distance from the other, outstretches their arms, and then brings the arms in to a hugging position.
If a person is not comfortable with the hugs above, one could follow the 2nd and 3rd definitions of the word hug. One could agree with the boss on something (hugging an opinion) or one could also follow the boss around all day (to keep close to).
Whatever one does, it’s impolite to hug and not mean it, so find a way to genuine way to give a hug, and celebrate Hug Your Boss Day!