L is for…


Now, there’s a lot of love between my colleague, Mimi, and I. You might be wondering if you remember the name Mimi from a previous post. And you would be right. For it is Mimi of Falling For You fame. Tabasco-breast Mimi, if you will.

Now Mimi is like my long lost sister. Ish. Kind of. Our surnames are a bit similar and our signatures are similar too. So you see, a lot of love.

After a few months of working together, we were on a shift one day and it was handover time. At 3pm, the evening shift starts and the morning shift finishes. It was at this point that a company who delivers our packaging decided to bring everything we had ordered for that week. As there was loads of stuff, I told the evening shift person I would stay to unpack it, save them trying to do that plus everything else you need to do on an evening shift.

As I got started, I clamoured over all the boxes and was kind of wedged in with my back to the big fridge, unpacking stuff. Mimi, with her coat on ready to go, leaned toward me with one arm outstretched.

O, we’ve reached that stage in our relationship, have we? I thought, as I responded to the invitation to hug. This is nice. This is how we say goodbye now.

I really went for it actually, embracing Mimi and knowing that this was a significant moment for us. We were now, officially, best friends. (Mimi says I was a bit like a limpit, clinging onto her.)

A pause followed. Then Mimi spoke.

“Get off. I’m trying to get to the fridge.”

“O, I thought you were… I thought you were saying bye.”

She laughed vigorously, assured me that she wasn’t going in for a hug and could I please move cause she needed to get the fridge.

Hurriedly, I unclamped and stepped aside a little, while she put something away in the fridge and bustled out, saying bye as usual.

I’ve not tried the goodbye hug again. But still, there’s a lot of love.

7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Alex Jones on April 13, 2013 at 18:13

    The nearest to this someone waving and I vigorously waving back, except they were waving at someone else not me.


    • A classic. A friend did that the other day, thinking it was me she was waving at but I was walking to meet her from the other direction and could see her waving and looking the other way!


  2. Nothing says love like someone going for the fridge and you mistaking the maneuver for a hug. (PS I would have hugged you back xoxox)


    • Well, thank you, Emily. I shall report back to Mimi who, by the way, is still unrepentant about her utter rejection of my love-hug. She still laughs and goes, “You’re such an idiot. Why would I be hugging you goodbye?” “Well, because of us being best friends, Mimi. Of course.” She tends to roll her eyes and return to the kitchen when I say this.


  3. I agree; I would have hugged you back, too.


  4. […] of you may remember my colleague, Mimi, from the day she fell off a stepladder at work or the time we hugged goodbye after our shift. Mimi’s a straight-talkin kinda gal. She don’t take no nonsense. And […]


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