Thursday, November 18, 2010

She's not giving you the stink eye, that's just the way her face looks

Today I got on the elevator in my building for work. A man was already on there.
 The doors shuts.
He looks at me and the conversation goes a little like this:
Stranger: wow, bad day?
Me: Nope, everything is good actually.....?
Stranger: Your face looks upset, you look mad!
Me: Meh.. I get that a lot when I am not smiling. I look pissed off, but I'm not. That's just my regular face!!
Stranger: Oh, that's too bad.
Yep, that's me, Satan.

Maybe I'm just a cold hearted Bitch and people are seeing through to the real me.
I really don't know how to explain it but it sure is annoying.

It seems that since college I have acquired a certain "look". It is my face in neutral. When I am not talking or showing specific happiness in a smile or a laugh, I look angry. I don't know why. People I knew would approach me at parties, bars, dinner, wherever I was out at and ask me
 "What's wrong?"
 Strangers at bars would approach me and say " you look pissed, what's up!?" I not allowed to sit here and just be content?
I feel just fine, normal, me. But to others I look upset, angry or sad. 

It seemed random at first but then started happening frequently enough that it became annoying. It still IS annoying. I am not making this up. People I don't know approach me frequently and say " Smile!" or "You know, it's okay to smile!"

I want to flip these people off.

 Just ask Rindi, one of my best friends. She has been out with me on many occasions when strangers have asked me this same question over and over.  It makes me feel kinda crappy. Thus causing me to actually BE upset, then probably making me look even more pissed off.
I swear I am not doing it on purpose.

Anyone else have this problem!?



Lindsi said...

Not this particular problem, but I know that I cannot STAND it when someone, anyone, tells me to "smile"! Or "cheer up"! They don't know what's going's a little pet peeve of mine as well!

Rindiroo said...

It's true. It's annoying even when you are with her. I can attest.

Maybe for a new tattoo, you could get it on your forhead and it could say: "I am not pissed, this is just my normal face"

andrea said...

I got this ALL THE TIME in H.S.
People from H.S. still tell me that they were intimidated by me, and that I always seemed pissed walking down the halls. I wasn't trying too....just on a mission, I guess.

It's apparently faded away for me tho....

mcmayhem said...

Yes. In fact, just last week when I was listening to a friend tell this amazing story about traveling through New Zealand, Angela looked at me and said "you look so bored & angry!" It was actually my "fascinated" face. I like to think it keeps the riffraff away.