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To hate men who put their big hairy hands across your shoulder for photos?

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SuperMumNot Wed 23-Mar-16 11:43:57

Yes, strange I know, but I've realised this is a pet peeve.

Seems that whenever there's a group photo - family, work, friends etc I always end up being 'pulled in' to the photo with some bloke's big hairy hand visible on my shoulder!
Sometimes it is DH's and sometimes it isn't (boss, co-worker, friend's DH etc)

I don't know, it just feels and looks so sort of possessive and domineering? confused

EatShitDerek Wed 23-Mar-16 11:45:11

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2rebecca Wed 23-Mar-16 12:21:05

Agree group photo doesn't mean group hug.

MadameDePompom Wed 23-Mar-16 12:39:58

Carry a taser at all family photo opps. They'll soon learn.

I think the 'possessive and domineering' thing is nuts though. It's usually just a sign of affection.

MadameDePompom Wed 23-Mar-16 12:40:50

Maybe you should request this kind of photo set-up?

VertigoNun Wed 23-Mar-16 12:41:47

I don't like people doing this.

I always cringe for the people Victoria Beckham drapes herself on.

herecomethepotatoes Wed 23-Mar-16 12:53:14

take off the feminist t-shit!

Maybe it's a friendly thing to do!

TheSinkingFeeling Wed 23-Mar-16 14:23:21

I think I've watched too much Father Ted.

Andrewofgg Wed 23-Mar-16 14:25:27

^ feminist t-shit!

Nice typo grin

IoraRua Wed 23-Mar-16 14:30:28

Feminist t-shit grin

I think YABU, I see men and women do the arm draping thing all the time.

DubiousCredentials Wed 23-Mar-16 14:36:27

YANBU although I wouldn't mind if it was DH. I hate being touched by anyone aside from close family.

Beeziekn33ze Wed 23-Mar-16 14:40:55

GD was in a nightclub with work friends posing for a group pic. A complete stranger to them all sidled up and put his arm around for the pic. He thought it hilarious, she was annoyed. One of her 'friends' put it on Facebook and it prompted a row between GD and her boyfriend. Apparently a lot of men do this in nightclubs, intrusive idiots!

UmbongoUnchained Wed 23-Mar-16 14:46:05

My husband does this. I've noticed he pushes my shoulders down a bit though so I think it's to make him look taller grin

Tywinlannister Wed 23-Mar-16 14:48:39

My enormous DP does this to me too. I like it, it makes me look smaller. grin

Caffeinator Wed 23-Mar-16 14:49:24

TheSinkingFeeling that was what I thought of too.

Tywinlannister Wed 23-Mar-16 14:49:54

Plus its not just men. My SIL is also enormous and in every pic of her, her giant hand is on someone. It's funny.

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Wed 23-Mar-16 14:53:21

My dad does hover hands like the pic , arm round the person but not touching.

Its way weirder, he cant help himself

SuperMumNot Wed 23-Mar-16 14:55:21

Actually, I've realised I hate it even more when it's just the hand creeping over the back of the shoulder (no arm visible) - then it looks like this separate hand thing perched on your shoulder - Addams Family style!

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