Don't you hate it when lost in your own thoughts in public and some guy says to

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  1. ptosis profile image71
    ptosisposted 11 years ago

    Don't you hate it when lost in your own thoughts in public and some guy says to you to "Smile!"

    It sure annys me.

  2. GALAXY 59 profile image92
    GALAXY 59posted 11 years ago

    Oh heck yes! I get told to - cheer up it might never happen, or smile, or somehting equally stupid quite a lot. I guess my default face must be a sad one. The next time someone says it to me, I might just tell them something terrible has happened to me to see if that shuts them up..

  3. DaNoblest profile image61
    DaNoblestposted 11 years ago

    Yes I really hate when people tell me to smile. It feels like they assume just because I am not smiling means I am not happy.

    It is especially infuriating when the persons happy state is substance induced.

  4. The Frog Prince profile image73
    The Frog Princeposted 11 years ago

    Not really.  I just give em a big grin and keep moving...

  5. Invisiblestats profile image60
    Invisiblestatsposted 11 years ago

    Oh god yes that is so frustrating and usually when you have a really good idea for something..then you toally foget what you were thinking about lol

    1. ptosis profile image71
      ptosisposted 9 years agoin reply to this


  6. lolasjourney profile image60
    lolasjourneyposted 11 years ago

    YES! We can't have a smile on our face all day long, everywhere we go.   Maybe we are having a bad day, or not a bad day but don't feel like smiling.

  7. theoctopusjar profile image61
    theoctopusjarposted 11 years ago

    That happens to me so much! It's as if any serious face at all is mistaken as depression. Maybe some people aren't as afraid to think in depth about things as others.

  8. stclairjack profile image80
    stclairjackposted 11 years ago

    profesionaly, i have a fake smile that i wear for a great portion of the day,.... if you catch me off the clock and tell me to smile,... i might tell you where to stick the smile!

    i like the idea of a default face,... lol!

  9. JayDee Sterling profile image60
    JayDee Sterlingposted 11 years ago

    Annoying? It is beyond annoying.  People see others and make presumptions about the person, their personality, their disposition, their day.  If they want to speak, just say "hi" that typically will be enough to get your attention. And in most cases, get a reply of "hi" back!

    Not only could you be caught up in your own thoughts, and not really concerned about the expression on your face, but you might not care that a total stranger wants to see something else on your face. 

    Try not to focus on a stranger making demands on you to display a happy face!

    1. ptosis profile image71
      ptosisposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer.

  10. Aussie Poetgirl profile image60
    Aussie Poetgirlposted 11 years ago

    Yeah I agree because there are days when you just don't feel like smiling. I remember one day when this guy said smile it might never happen, well it did happen, My father had just died. I really felt like telling him the truth but that would only make him feel bad, so I smiled and kept walking. And so I make it a concious effort never to say that to anyone becasue they too might just be having the worst day of their life.

    1. ptosis profile image71
      ptosisposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That's total B.S. He ruined your day and you care not to ruin his. Ignoring it like I do does not make the feeling void-null,

  11. onegoodwoman profile image69
    onegoodwomanposted 11 years ago

    Yes......I so do .  It is an intrusion into my private self.

    No one has the authority to dicate to me, what I should feel or reflect.

    1. ptosis profile image71
      ptosisposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I can't help the way I look like Barney Rubble.

  12. Alastar Packer profile image77
    Alastar Packerposted 11 years ago

    Yes I do...but a very wise man told me, even when you don't feel like it. Try to take that sage advice but sometimes its difficult.

  13. stuff4you profile image58
    stuff4youposted 11 years ago

    yeah its quite rude if the person saying so does not know you.

    1. ptosis profile image71
      ptosisposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It's always on the street and a total stranger - an older man who. I take it that I'm not pretty enough for their enjoyment and figure a smile would not make my face so hard on the eyes. He's telling me in a nice way that I'm butt ugly.

  14. Jbern117 profile image61
    Jbern117posted 11 years ago

    I don't see why you should hate it, as I would assume that the person most likely was just trying to be friendly.

    1. ptosis profile image71
      ptosisposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I think it more of a thing guys  do to woman. No woman ever done that to me.

  15. Darknlovely3436 profile image73
    Darknlovely3436posted 11 years ago

    i also hate make a person angry more

  16. peanutroaster profile image65
    peanutroasterposted 10 years ago

    No because it snaps you out of your self absorption, reminds you to participate in society, and makes you realize the image you are projecting.  Just be thankful someone actually noticed your frowning face instead of staring into their smart phones.

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