I recently saw the post about greeting people
and I wanted to share my story.
I don't mind having kisses on the cheek when a person greets me. I have family from Peru and they do it all the time when we see each other, but I had an odd experience at my college last semester.
My professor kissed me on the cheek...twice. Under what circumstances? We were talking about photography, my personal life (I'd had a rough time during that semester) and the "philosophies of life."
At first, I didn't think it meant anything because it was just a peck on the cheek. But after a few minutes, my heart rushed and I felt like I didn't know what just happened. So, I quickly told my boyfriend and he suggested that I should go and tell the professor that it was "inappropriate behavior"...but I didn't bother to.
The second time happened during finals. He wanted to talk to me about my grade and work habits in the class.
Then subjects that pertain about my personal distressed life flooded into our conversation again. When it was time for him to go, he said, "All right, chica, I have to go give those kids a final. Do you want to come back and talk about this later?" I was scared of his intentions, so I rejected his offer. He hugged me, then gave me another kiss on the cheek. I said farewell and quickly left the campus that day.
Considering the circumstances, do you think it was appropriate for my professor to kiss one of his students on the cheek? Why or why not?
What do you think I should have done?