He moved in for the kiss.
And I panicked.
Turning my cheek in a knee-jerk reaction in an attempt to deflect the kiss I got it full on the lips. It was firm. It was juicy. And it was wet.
"Oh ho ho" we both said stepping back in horror. He was a generation removed from me and we were having a business meeting. He was friendly and avuncular and in no way intended for this kiss to become a full blown smacker, turning both of us crimson, with the memory of it lingering like wet spittle. As he wiped off lipgloss I gulped strong coffee.
Why do Irish people suddenly feel the need to kiss upon meeting? Why on earth did we take up this ridiculous kissing habit - does it make us more cosmopolitan, more sophisticated?
No. No it does not. It just makes us feel awkward and ridiculous. Unless I'm meeting friends or someone I actually want to kiss I really think it's inappropriate. And don't get me started on the double kiss.
When I saw the God awful attempts to kiss on Come Dine With Me Cork there was not a part of me that did not die inside in sympathy.
A good firm handshake and a friendly hello has always served us well until now. What do you think - love this kissing lark or does the very thought of it bring you out in heart palpitations?
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