This may come as a surprise to my readers, but I'm a pretty cuddly person.  I think most people are, when you get to know them.  I think a lot of the world's problems could be solved by more hugs.


Me, artist's rendering.

It will come as no surprise, then, to learn that I'm very in favor of National Hug Your Boss Day.  In many professional environments (though not this one), one's boss is seen as unapproachable, forbidding, sometimes even mean or evil (again, decidedly not this professional environment).  I think all that could be changed if more people observed National Hug Your Boss Day.


Sneak Hug!

Okay, probably not like that, though.  That's just asking to be fired.  Invading someone's personal space can be fun, but usually it has unpleasant results for everyone.  It's much safer and less likely to result in loss of one's job and/or charges being filed if you politely offer to hug your boss.  Better yet, ask your boss for a hug.  If you make it seem like they're helping you, they're more likely to do it.  But then, once you're mid-hug, you change it up and you're all, "Haha!  I'm making you feel loved!"


Just hug it out, guys.

I don't know why this is suddenly becoming a competition.  Anyway, KU is a different animal all together.  Plenty of hugs happen here whether it's National Hug Your Boss Day, some other hug-related holiday (of which there are several, including National Hug Your Cat Day), or a totally undefined day, we're just huggers.  We're huggy people.  You can come in and give us a hug any time.  Definitely warn us first, though.  Surprise hugs are sometimes a little creepy.

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So, what do you think?