Yesterday he decided he wanted to run the lake (a beautiful 3.5 mile lake in the center of our town with parks and running trails and nasty public bathrooms).
We decided to drop off Chris at the lake and while he was running we would hit the library
post office, and a few other errands,
and then meet back at our favorite park for a picnic lunch.
Upon our return we could see him approaching about fifty yards off, so we pulled out our lunch and headed over to the picnic bench. Just as he was about to reach us there came another male runner running towards him. He smiled as if he knew him and high fived him as they passed. Chris was close enough to tackle now, so the kids ran up to him for hugs and greetings and then promptly backed away in disgust as they noticed all the sweat pouring down Chris’ bare chest.
We sat down for our lunch and I asked, “So who was the guy you high fived?”
“What do you mean you don’t know? Did you just high five a complete stranger?”
“Well, sure, I high fived a lot of guys as we passed.”
And I just sat there scratching my head. A girl would NEVER do this. Ever! My approach when I’m running the lake (and don’t hate me for telling the truth) is to size up my opponent. If she’s gorgeous and thin then I make sure I’m running straight and my bouncing parts are as controlled as possible. If she’s struggling as much as I am, I give her a big smile that says, “I hear ya, girlfriend but yahoo, we are doing something about it!”
No sooner would I high five her, than I would pick my nose in public. Girls just don’t do that, thankyouverymuch!
But to my husband this was a friendly guy greeting, much like when you see a football player run off the field and get slapped on the butt by his teammate. Male bonding at its finest and the only time you wouldn’t have your sexuality questioned by touching another man’s tush.
Am I the only one that thinks this is weird?