Reviews for No Hugging Zone
By Design Juliet chapter 1 . 8/11/2009
This is pretty amusing. Hugs are awkward for me, inside or out, and I can relate to Antonio pretty well on this.
xxX SnowWolf Xxx chapter 1 . 12/21/2008
Your story is vrey funny and true. Last year my class had a half n hour long talk about hugging in the halls. My teacher(cools peason in the world, he taught me how to fly fish) said how some of the huggs have scared him for live. He's been teaching for 11 years but at my school for only 2 and he siad since coming he has seen some beer scarring huggs, like one time I was talk to him and we saw this coulpe hugging and the gril started to jump up and down, some time there are some many people hugging that they all fall down in a giant hep and let me tell you it hruts when you have 5-10 high schoolers on top of you.

Long Island Iced Tea chapter 1 . 9/22/2008
Two sides of a hug... now that's true though I never really thought about a hug in terms of the hug-ees. Swear words in any language are understandable too, even if they're in Inuit.

“Antonio,” Mrs. Gonzalez said sternly as I walked into the classroom just before the bell rang. “You know we do not hold with public displays of affection inside the school building. Don’t let it happen again.”

Lol, poor Antonio. Though he could have shoved Lizzie off him. Nicely.

Now, how is it fair that someone who was the innocent victim of a drive-by hugging gets yelled at while the kids who participate in much more…involved…things in the corners of the hallways don’t even get a sideways look?

The teachers probably sigh, 'Young love' and let it go at that. Hugs though are different - they can be mistaken for old love too and old love is not romantic and does not make grown-ups smile at the sweetness of the dear, dear children. They probably automatically assume that teenagers are incapable of doing innocent stuff - therefore a simple hug must be interpreted as a post-coital hug and a make-out session will be only a make-out session, because nobody has post-coital make-out sessions... lol sorry for rambling!

Boys should hug more. Spread the love, and everything.

Worse are the people who stand around wondering if it’s a fire or not. Of course it’s not a fire!

Yeah, when in doubt assume your school's going to burn down. Pray for it. Happens everywhere. But of course if highschool wasn't touchy-feely, how would the gossip mills run? There'd be no grist for them! Whatever grist is...

Very nice story!
vrivasfl chapter 1 . 9/21/2008
So much hatred for such a mundane action? Well, maybe I'm bias becuase I find hugs to be to focal point of any good day, and that's coming from a guy, who frequently hugs his friends (both male and female) every day at school.

This little blurb is actually quite good. I enjoyed the rant and appreciated the lively example so it didn't feel incomplete. However, it did feel a bit unfulfilled. I felt that you could have gone a bit more with this. You gave one example, and it was good, but that's all there was. It seems more that Tony is displeased with a single event that an entire ideal of hugging.

Good story all the way, however.
vitriolicvermilion chapter 1 . 9/12/2008
This is cute (:

I was entertained and amused by your narrative.

Very, very nice.

I like the comment about Geneva Convention for hugs XD
Triizore chapter 1 . 6/25/2008
You do make a good point.

At my school they will completley ignore any sort of PDA's EXCEPT when it is two girls hugging then it becomes "NO HUGGING IN THE CLASSROOM". I mean c'mon it was her last day in the STATE am I not allowed to hug my BFF goodbye. [rant/]

AnastashaMarie chapter 1 . 2/13/2008
This was really funny. In fact, my mum just yelled at me for laughing so much because she thinks that I'm going to wake up my little brother (who is at the other end of the house, thank you very much.) But I digress. Good job, and keep up the good work!