By anon - 25/07/2013 04:44 - United States - Pleasantville
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Sorry op, some people are just insensitive and don't think before they talk
Maybe you should try to smile more often, it usually brightens up your face. If you already do, I'm not sure what to suggest... Although that was a bit extreme on their part.
Maybe it's because OP doesn't smile when she thinks. Same thing happens to me: I'll be going somewhere with my mom, looking out the window, and she'll just be like, "Why are you so upset?" But in actuality it isn't that I'm upset, I just have a blank face when I think hard. Smile with me, OP :)
Forcing a smile can be just as bad. Makes you feel self-conscious and unable to relax and the smile often appears faked. OP just has Bitchy Resting Face. Not much you can do about that. It's becoming more of a well known thing though so hopefully in the future more people will understand and fewer people will stop telling us sufferers to cheer up!
I knew someone like that. Poor thing looked angry and constipated and like she was about to burst in to a fit of rage all at once. Someone had made a similar comment to her that was made to you OP and she gave him a spook one time to show off her 'look and facial expressions' and then lived happily ever after. Embrace your uniqueness. It made her happy so I'm hoping it will work on you too.