How do you react when someone tells you to smile?

How do you react when someone tells you to smile?

misterazor misterazor
feel free to explain why you are either annoyed or uplifted by someone making this suggestion to you.
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annoyed
66  (71%)
uplifted
1  (1%)
other
26  (28%)
Total votes: 93
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02/08/2013
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EmuLove EmuLove
I give them the middle finger
02/08/2013
Khanner Khanner
I hate when this happens, it makes me mad. I'm not a prop for you to direct for your viewing pleasure.
02/08/2013
Ansley Ansley
I wear my heart on my forehead - my face conveys emotions I don't even know I'm feeling at the time so people often think I'm extremely upset when the reality is that I'm just in deep thought and don't want to be bothered while in said deep thoughts. So, it really gets on my nerves when people tell me to smile.

I once read the Russian culture is often distrusting of Americans because of how often we smile and it's often perceived as being fake or trying to scam someone. It put an interesting twist on things.

I have also been accused of "flirting" and trying to "steal someone's man" because I have a habit of smiling when I first meet people and it's seen as a come on which is the most ridiculous thing in the world to me, so that also helped curb the smile response in me.
02/08/2013
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
I really resent people telling me to smile. A fake smile is one of the worst looking things you can paste on your face. My mouth is full and naturally turns downward it is not an indication of how happy I feel and neither is a giant smile. I often grimace when I am truly annoyed and bare my teeth...it is not a smile.
My eyes tell the story of how I really feel. I am not a smiley type person though I am, generally, a happy person.
Often if someone orders me to smile I simply turn around and walk away or tell them that when I feel like smiling I will smile and not a moment before hand. Same with people who urge me to eat when I am not hungry...
02/08/2013
spunkmonkey spunkmonkey
I always smile, so I never hear that from anyone.
02/08/2013
travelnurse travelnurse
I freakin hate it!
02/08/2013
KinkyNicki92 KinkyNicki92
I think it irritates me. if im not smiling there is a reason for it.
02/08/2013
DigitalSweety DigitalSweety
I get sick of "Smile, you're prettier when you smile."

How I feel about it is that it's not my job to be pretty for you or smile for you. For all you know, my grandma just died. In fact, someone said that to me right after my grandma died and I told them off. I'm not going to walk around smiling my d*** head off while I get ready for a funeral.
02/08/2013
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by misterazor
feel free to explain why you are either annoyed or uplifted by someone making this suggestion to you.
i get annoyed if im not smiling i got a reason
02/08/2013
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
I don't fake smiles. Fake smiles look creepy. If someone tells me to smile for a picture, I smirk instead.
02/08/2013
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by WhoopieDoo
I don't fake smiles. Fake smiles look creepy. If someone tells me to smile for a picture, I smirk instead.
Ha! I do the smirk thing, too.
02/08/2013
SecondStory SecondStory
I don't smile when someone tells me to. It's like a matter of principle.
02/08/2013
shorejen9 shorejen9
I roll my eyes and stick out my tongue but that usually makes me chuckle and smile. I can't stand when someone tells me that except my husband. He can get away with it! Most of the time lol
02/08/2013
Cindi025 Cindi025
I smirk
02/08/2013
Cat E. Cat E.
It makes me uncomfortable when someone says that.
02/08/2013
alexjewels alexjewels
I hate people who say that.
02/08/2013
js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
I wear my heart on my forehead - my face conveys emotions I don't even know I'm feeling at the time so people often think I'm extremely upset when the reality is that I'm just in deep thought and don't want to be bothered while in ...
I can relate!!! Many people have startled me by telling me to smile--I thought I was!! Then I get the flack from smiling at people when I meet them--like smiling is flirting???Hmm....wond er what would happen if I scowled when I meet someone. Sorry--venting!
02/08/2013
kitty1949 kitty1949
It definitely annoys me.
02/08/2013
Zandrock Zandrock
nothing changes for me
02/08/2013
Llewey Llewey
I say "Never for you."
My friends know better than tell me to smile. xD
02/08/2013
Rory Rory
A little annoyed. I'm not a big smiler.
02/08/2013
ChubbyNerd ChubbyNerd
Sometimes it's awkward for me.
02/08/2013
FLIPxMODE FLIPxMODE
annoyed n i dont smile
02/08/2013
BlooJay BlooJay
I smirk or stick my tongue out, unamused.
02/08/2013
Sera26 Sera26
I hate it so much. When I was young I used to comply, now I scowl & turn away.
02/08/2013
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by misterazor
feel free to explain why you are either annoyed or uplifted by someone making this suggestion to you.
Most of the time, annoyed.
02/08/2013
JoshJosh123 JoshJosh123
Very annoyed
02/08/2013
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I find it annoying; it's something my father does frequently.
02/08/2013
Bleu Bleu
I ask them to tell me something funny. No need to get all mean about it...if they want me to smile, make me laugh. I'm not sure why people get so annoyed...I'm not asked to smile that often.
02/08/2013
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