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 7 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.

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  2. GALAXY 59 profile image94
    GALAXY 59posted 7 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 image60
    DaNoblestposted 7 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 image77
    The Frog Princeposted 7 years ago

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

  5. Invisiblestats profile image57
    Invisiblestatsposted 7 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 5 years agoin reply to this

      +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

  6. lolasjourney profile image54
    lolasjourneyposted 7 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 image72
    theoctopusjarposted 7 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 image83
    stclairjackposted 7 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 image59
    JayDee Sterlingposted 7 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 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer.

  10. Aussie Poetgirl profile image54
    Aussie Poetgirlposted 7 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 5 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 image74
    onegoodwomanposted 7 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 5 years agoin reply to this

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

  12. Alastar Packer profile image82
    Alastar Packerposted 7 years ago

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

  13. stuff4you profile image63
    stuff4youposted 7 years ago

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

    1. ptosis profile image71
      ptosisposted 5 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 image68
    Jbern117posted 7 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 5 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 image83
    Darknlovely3436posted 7 years ago

    i also hate it..................it make a person angry more

  16. peanutroaster profile image71
    peanutroasterposted 6 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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