No matter how much I do it, however, it doesn't take away the awkwardness of that kiss. Are we doing the double-cheek kissing thing? Is it going on the lips? Who qualifies for which option? Is there some kind of familiarity based hierarchy?
It is all so confusing that at times you find yourself in an unanticipated head-butting match with the subject of your polite endeavours. Beyond that, even people outside the fashion industry seem to be into the kissing thing, too, lately. It's all just a bit weird, no? I certainly don't know how to react when an ex-lover puts their lips on my cheek, let alone my lips. Is kissing(especially on the lips) not supposed to be the equivalent of saying 'I love you'?
How did we even get here? Why is there so much kissing going on anyway? When even strangers don't find kissing strangers strange how do you tell if someone is trying to hint at wanting to see more of you, as it were. With so much kissing going on he may just have kissed you because it is the 'polite' thing to do. Who knows? Urrggghhh... I'll kiss you anyway. It's just a kiss after all, no?