So, apparently “professional cuddling” is a real thing ………. and apparently, Trump has created a boom in the “industry”.
From the “Rolling Stone” no less …..
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, people struggled to figure out how to cope – and some found the answer was as simple as human touch
On a Saturday night in Venice, California, light spills from an open door on an otherwise dark street. The space appears to be an art gallery or studio: blank walls, cubbies for shoes and personal items and cushioned mats and pillows lining half of the room’s hardwood floor.
Twelve individuals filter into the room – dressed in pajamas, yoga attire, sweatpants – some more confidently than others. There are a handful who remove their shoes immediately and find a place on the floor, blanket in tow, presumably preparing for some grand slumber party or group nap. Each visitor is greeted by a woman wielding an iPad. “Would you like a hug?” she asks. ……
….. “This is a G-rated event,” says one organizer. “Touch stays outside the bikini area.” …….
You can read the rest at the link provided.
I really don’t have much to say about this, other than to tell people we are in real trouble, and very soon, if this is how, much of the millenial generation chooses to cope with disappointment. It seems we need a professional slapping industry to counter-weight this idiocy.
Now, being a man, and taught to be a man, by a man, I can’t really relate to this. I can draw some parallels, sort of, but, it’s not really the same.
That isn’t to say I’ve never needed a hug as an adult, I have. But, my guy or gal losing an election never caused such a need. To be sure, after Romney’s loss to Obama, myself and many of my family were disappointed. But, hugs weren’t in order for such a disappointment. A discussion of how we get people to pick better candidates was in order. Yes, we were disappointed, but, that didn’t stop us from interacting as a family.
Do you know when you need a hug? When you lose a close loved one, when you lose all of your belongings to a fire or a tornado, or when someone close to you is going off to fight in a war in some Godforsaken place, or, some such.
Now, read the last two praragraphs …. a person should be able to gain a hug or two, when needed, from their family or very close friends. If you can’t get the hugs from them, then, it’s probably because they’re unsympathetic to your emotionally retarded mannerisms.
People, there is no time left. You must tell your children or grandchildren that they must grow up! The world isn’t waiting for the people of the US or the Western World to get their stuff together!
I posted this on my FB the other day. I think it’s apt here, it’s a hoot, but, watch it to the end ….. it’s real. PS, yes Lat, the lyrics are in the song!