Most of us have been there. You've done the job, been as lovely as you can get, and they seem to be in it. Then you turn around to see them hugging each other. 'another.
Boris Johnson certainly did. The Prime Minister had an awkward moment, which most teenagers could relate to, during the session photo from Friday's G7 summit: Joe Biden, who he had spent a lot of energy on trying to politically court, warmly hugged his close neighbor - French President Emmanuel Macron - when he turned his back on him.
Johnson, who had brought up the memory of the working relationship between Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt as he tried to align himself with the US president, offered Biden a nudge, then stood between him and Macron for the socially distanced family photo.
The prime minister then led the G7 as they walked away, but he broke his stride to turn around and see his neighbor and the object of his political desires walking together in a physical embrace. Seemingly shaken, he lingered a bit awkwardly near German Chancellor Angela Merkel while waiting for Biden and Macron to catch up.
It 's n ' was also not the first time in the day Johnson had been in second place for the atattention of the American president. Meeting the British Prime Minister and his wife earlier in the afternoon, Biden told him to "wait a minute " so he could approach Carrie Johnson first and was pictured with his hand low enough on his back.
Yet at least world leaders have no business at a second Trump-style 19-s pseudo-hardman handshake . It was Covid-secured elbows all around as they met for the photo call.