Just Smile

Ok, so I don’t have resting “bitchface” but I do have a similar problem. I hate it when people tell you to smile. I don’t know if I’d call it a pet peeve, but it’s close to that. I’m a fairly happy individual, or at the very least I’m cheerful. I tend to laugh even when something isn’t funny because I’m typically an awkward individual. I laugh when I’m nervous, frustrated and when I’m trying to avoid something or someone…… Basically, I laugh a lot.

When someone tells me to smile I want to frown or scream or and shout obscenities. Possibly the latter. I despise being told how to feel, and I’m not an angry individual by any means. I can become annoyed but I rarely become angry about anything. If you have made me angry, congrats! It takes an incredible amount of energy to be pissed all the time, and I really don’t feel like exerting the effort.

The thing that sucks about it is, I’ve only been told to smile by guys. I really hate saying it but it’s true. I don’t want to smile. You’re telling me what to do or how to feel. I don’t have to be happy all the time. Buzzfeed’s video seems to sum up my feelings all in this one little video

Sorry for the brevity of this post, but I have been crazy busy. What’s your biggest pet peeve? 


About juliagoolia1920

I'm a twenty something wannabee writer, who is trying to figure out this whole adulthood thing. In my free time, when I'm not writing, I enjoy beer and Netflix. Preferably together. I gravitate towards Cincinnati at night and live in the burbs during the day. On my blog you will find reviews, anecdotes, stories and the occasional rant.

Posted on September 9, 2014, in feminism and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. You know I have a million pet peeves but this one really bugs me too. I was walking downtown the other day myself and some guy yelled “Hey, smile! Life’s not THAT bad!” And I was infuriated. Am I supposed to walk around by myself just smiling at nothing? I would look deranged! And yeah, why does it always come from a man? So many questions to ponder…

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