I Smile Only When I Damn Well Feel Like It

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    I Am Not...

    ....a person that smiles a lot. Some people constantly have a smile on their face and are happy all the time. Thats not me. I have to be laughing or doing something else in order to smile. The thing I hate is when people tell me to smile. In high school there was a teacher ( he...
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    1 Response Apr 7, 2010

    Nothing To Smile About

    "Lana, are you mad?" "Lana, why don't you smile?" "Lana, you should smile more!" Those are the common conversation starters people approach me with. Why can't people understand that when a person has a depressing, friendless, and lonely existence smiling is harder than they...
    justlana justlana
    18-21, F
    May 23, 2013

    Don't Tell Me What To Do With My Face

    when people come up to me and tell me I should smile just make wan to not smile out of spite.Sometimes I'll glare back at them until they cave and walk away. Or if i'm feeling in a geneorus mood i'll do the freaky Cheshire Cat rictus painfull grin. Don't tell me to smile. When...
    Ema916 Ema916
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 7, 2010

    I Don't Wanna!

    I work at a casino.  Patrons always tell me to smile!  Even though my job pays the bills, I hate my job!  This is nothing to smile about:l
    car1991 car1991
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2010

    I Am Not Fake

    I will not pretend to be, think, or feel something that I am not. I have done enough pretending in my life and I refuse to do any more.I don't care how people feel about me when I don't smile. Yes, I do understand peoples reactions to someone when they aren't smiling. Frankly, I...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise
    41-45, T
    Dec 25, 2012

    Little Miss Serious

    I'm not a naturally smiley type person. At school two girls actually tried to torment me over the fact that I don't smile much. Needless to say I shut them up quite quickly with several scary words of warning (I went to a posh catholic all girls school so they had never heard bad...
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    Mar 25, 2012


    Sometimes I just don't feel like it. I can't force myself to be chipper when I'm not. It comes out feeling obviously forced and awkward. So I only smile when I feel like it.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Apr 7, 2010

    "what's Wrong?"

    People will ask all the time. "Is there any way I can cheer you up?" Umm I'm not upset, I'm actually totally fine so stop bugging me. "You don't look fine. You're not smiling." Yeah, I know, because you're annoying the crap out of me. I'll smile when I feel like it, it doesn't...
    xxLizRockszz xxLizRockszz
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2011


    I'm told all the time that I don't smile enough. Like I'm some depressive emo kid that has never been hugged or something. I always found it stupid when people just assume that you're unhappy. When usually I'm in a perfectly happy mood.  smiley face :) 
    styx96 styx96
    18-21, F
    Nov 6, 2011
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