Some time ago Harold and I were at our friend's house, Wade and Ann. At some point during the evening Wade commented on how girls/women seem to have less physical barriers with eachother than boys/men. I thought about that for a while, and agreed but thought maybe he was being a little overly sensitive, but that I had seen girls being more touchy feely with eachother than men are.
Fast forward to my English class today. I sit down and proceed to diligently study as I am finding out I am deathly afraid of the pop quiz. As I read I hear two girls talking and I look up to see that one is massaging the other, with her left hand, to the side. But she is rubbing the shoulders, carefully shifting the other girls shirt when it slouches down a bit far, rubs some more, again with the shirt shift, more rubbing....all the while they are talking about Relief Society. Hmmm. So, I curiously watch, remembering the conversation with our friends, and try to analyze what is going on here. The one girl obviosly is trying to soothe her friend who is a bit stressed out. In fact, as I sat there I truly wished Harold was there as the longer I watched the backrub the more I felt the tension in my shoulders. This scene continued on for about 8 minutes. I have to admit, despite really needing a back rub myself by the time they were through, I was kind of grossed out by the whole thing, and I am a girl. I wonder what the boys were thinking. I wonder if they were thinking that the girl was cute and they wished they could help her out or if they were wishing their big buddy to the side of them could reach over and soothe the stress a little. Am I alone in this? After today I am with Wade 100%, girls need to stop touching eachother so much. Hugs are fine, the occasional soothing arm pat to say, Hey I know you are stressed, it's going to be okay. Those are fine. But the 8 minute backrubs have to stop!
Did I gross you out? Well, then you feel my pain. I am still trying to get over it myself. And Harold, if you read this I am sorry because I KNOW this will gross you out. But I might need that backrub, I am still super tense as a result of the whole affair.