I don’t know what’s up with my face, but people seem to think something is wrong with it.
Everyone: Are you OK?
Everyone: Are you upset?
Everyone: You look really tired, did you get enough sleep?
Everyone: What’s wrong?
Everyone: Did something happen?
Everyone: Did I just say something wrong?
Everyone: What’s going on with you?
Me: It’s just my face.
Admittedly, I’m not the most emotional person in the world. I am generally neutral, indifferent, or even keeled. I am definitely not sad, tired, unhappy or upset most of the time.
If you get me going on unfairness and injustice–yeah, you’ll get me passionately riled up. I either have a strong opinion on something because it is meaningful to me or I don’t have any opinion at all because I don’t have enough info on the subject. I think the combination of being outspoken and not being super smiley all the time makes people think that I am always angry.
I cannot help being sassy. I also can’t help the fact that I am not easily amused by fart jokes or the things that lots of people enjoy, like The Big Bang Theory. (It’s not for me.)
Guys are taught to appear unemotional and stoic, so it’s no big deal when you see an expressionless dude. Girls, on the other hand are supposed to be bubbly. When we aren’t smiles and rainbows people tend to think something is wrong or that we’re cold. It sucks.
I’m fine! Also, I am generally not mean. There’s a difference between disliking “Call Me Maybe” and being a rude, obnoxious, angry person.
People have actually described me as “downtrodden“. They have told me that they were scared or intimidated by me. I’m just hanging out, guys! I’m just chillin’ on Tumblr and Twitter, like the rest of yous. It’s really just my face!
If thinking about burritos all day makes your face all frowny–then I am guilty as charged.
Do people tell you to smile? Do they treat you odd because of how you carry yourself? Let us know in the comments!