One of my other friends posted this list on FB:
47. Being told to “smile” by a stranger. How about we tell you to go f*ck yourself? That’ll make us smile.
This article takes a more serious note, but actually reinforces what I was saying my last blog. You are not the decider of me:
“Smile, baby”: The words no woman wants to hear
Telling women to "smile" may seem a small thing -- until you consider what often happens when women don't want to.
It's possible this article was written by my doppelgänger. Really, I think she said everything I was thinking:
CHICK CHAT: It Is Not A Man’s Job To Demand Women To Smile
‘I Stopped Telling Women to Smile
DAMON YOUNG REFLECTS ON AN EXPERIENCE THAT MADE HIM GET RID OF AN ANNOYING HABIT
(and You Should, Too)’
The point of all of this is simple; it's my choice when I smile. If you happen to catch one, be glad it was genuine. Those are the special ones.
|Happiness and smiling aren't the same thing.|