Whatever floats your boat. I just hate the way its made out to be a huge thing. How about behaving like proper military personnel. I certainly dont jump on my missus like this straight out of a deployment. Its different for a civilian to act without discipline, and the media loves emotional sh#t but a Soldier has to conduct themselves properly. Nothing wrong with tears and hugs and stuff. I have seen female soldiers do the same with their civvy or military male partners and being equally disappointed in their lack of decorum while on duty (uniform = duty). Get home and go nuts, wear strap ons and punch each other in the face cos it turns you on, go nuts, its out of the public forum and I dont care.
Really, didnt give a **** about the two female PO's kissing and hugging after one came home.
If he had come back, given his "bear" a cuddle and a kiss, I really wouldnt care, could even overlook them holding hands while leaving cos they have just re-united. Jumping on him like that is just out of order when you are on duty. Have some decorum when in uniform.
I asked because it seems so strange that anybody would find that so uncomfortable that they shudder. Each to their own I suppose.
I don't find it strange in the least. I doubt he chose to shudder after a long and deliberate conversation with himself over the pros and cons of doing so. People's reactions are the result of a number of factors, many of which they have very little control over like how they were brought up or even genetics.
It would probably have made me more uncomfortable a few years ago than it does now. I work in a high volume kitchen with several homo****** co-workers so I'm a little more exposed to their "lifestyle" than many.
Non story IMO. When I came home from all of my deployments damn right I gave my wife a big hug and a kiss. No one gave me any **** about it, or anyone else with their spouse/ girlfriend whatever. And to hell with decorum. 7-15 months of celibacy, and I think you get a pass for that one occasion. One standard for all.