Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I wanted to kiss you... um, I mean...

One thing that is really noticeable about returning to North America is that people don't greet each other or say goodbye with a kiss on the cheek. When I return I always have some awkward moments when I'm about to say goodbye to someone and I almost kiss them and then realize at the last moment that I would probably freak them out if I did...

So, on Sunday a couple days after I had returned from Central America I was introduced to this new friend. I had JUST met him and when we were about to say goodbye I was about to lean in to kiss him on the cheek and then I stopped. I was embarrassed and said out loud "I wanted to kiss you" and then realized how that sounded and was even more embarrassed and said, "I didn't want to kiss you, I mean, I was going to kiss you..." and got flustered and finally explained that in Latin America people greet each other and say goodbye with a kiss and I haven't quite gotten out of the habit yet.

It was really embarrassing and I've been stopping myself from trying to kiss people on the cheek since then... I found this video and thought I'd share it with you.

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

Hey, I would love that. Drop me an email at rebecca.eliz@gmail.com with your contact info and we can work something out :)

Sheena D said...

Hannah this story is hilarious! :P

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