Well, in the wonderful age of political correctness, now hugging is banned in an Iowa City, Iowa middle school. The stated reason is that it is impeding foot traffic through the hallways because of too many group hugs.
Do you ever get the feeling that these administrators have a bit too much time on their hands?
School officials at Southeast Junior High School banned the popular act of affection because girls would hug in groups and stop the flow of traffic during passing periods.
Principal Deb Wretman said they have now instituted a strict hands-off or handshake policy at the Iowa City school. She said it’s safe and efficient.
“The reason that we have the hands-off handshakes is really a, ‘Lets move through the halls during passing time, do it safely and efficiently,’” Wretman said. via Local 6 .