“You should smile more.”
“And you shouldn’t tell strangers what to do.”
I find myself getting angry when a random man I don’t know tells me to “smile.” And no, he’s not taking my picture. WTF? Am I being too sensitive? It feels disrespectful and intrusive.
Not only do they not know me, what kind of life I’m living, or day I’m having but they have the temerity to tell me how to arrange my face? It makes me want to punch them in theirs.
I don’t know. Maybe I’ve had too much coffee. (Or not enough.)
No. I actually do know: You can admire, you can compliment, but it’s my face. Don’t tell me what to do with it.