I walk in and a group of people are already sitting at a long
table. I say hi and hover for a second, determining where to sit.
Entirely uninvited, and before I even have a chance to react, one
guy proceeds to grab me by the waist and pull me into an awkward,
grope-y side hug next to him on the bench. To reiterate, I’ve
never met this man in my life. I try giving him the benefit of the
doubt and make some quip about his being a friendly sort, but it
gets uncomfortable pretty quickly when he puts his hand on my leg
and leaves it there until I squirm uncomfortably.