Hippie girl: Free hugs! We’re giving out free hugs today! (to preppy guy on park bench) Hey! Would you like a free hug today?
Guy: No, thank you.
Hippie girl: Why not?
Guy: Actually, I just had a minor surgical procedure on my abdomen. I shouldn’t hug anyone until it heals.
Hippie girl: Well, that sucks. A hug might make you feel better, though!
Guy: I’m pretty sure that a hug would open up the incision on my abdomen from the surgical procedure. I’m told this would increase my odds of infection. Thanks anyway, though.
Overheard by: Double‑M