Yep, a joke of course, albeit slightly a bitter one. Though even if there was! a ban on public displays of affection, that probably wouldn't avoid people showing the sort of communication I have such trouble receiving, sinse it can exist without touching, or sometimes without speaking even.

About your niece Peroperic, she's female, so the rules don't apply, sinse for women the relationship business is so much easier, they only need to wait for someone else to ask them, often I wish I was female for this reason.