You’ve lived every single day of your life being asked if everything is alright. Not many people who asked you this knew that you’ve been carrying the resting bitch face of yours since the day you came in the world. I’m not really sure about the struggles my parents faced as they raised me with a face that looked like hell had broken loose, but here is a list of struggles that I have faced with my resting bitch face.
1. Friends and Family Worry That I’m Having a Bad Day
But I’m just going through the day like anybody else. My face just looks like that and it is good if you get used to it fast or else you are always going to end up with the wrong assumptions about me. Most of my family has accepted me as I am and my friends are usually able to tell the difference.
2. I Try to Tell a Joke But People Take it Too Seriously
When I wonder how to be awesome, telling jokes is the first thing that comes to my mind. I’ve almost given up my endeavours of telling a joke, because most of them end in serious faced looks. People keep trying to figure if I told a joke or not. My bitch face has nothing to do with the joke, so listen to the joke, don’t look at me to decide whether you should laugh or not.
3. People Think Nothing Makes Me Happy
Totally untrue! I have a pretty awesome life and I like a lot of things like chocolates, flowers, shopping. The list may even be longer than yours. At times I am also drawn to mundane things like the cigarette smoke. For the moment, I have no reason to hate that smoker.
4. It Is Hard to Make New Friends
All beautiful women have a difficulty in making new friends, but it's even harder for those with a resting bitch face. New friends come very rarely into my life because almost everyone I may try to befriend thinks that I am a bitch. While I am being very honest about what I am, I feel that people need to look deeper than just the face.
5. People Are Scared of Me
People who do not know me, the bitch face force them to think that I would shout at them the moment they approach me. While I have given up convincing people that I have a demeanour that is most probably calmer than theirs, I can assure you that I have no intentions to lash out on anyone.
6. People Ask Me to Smile More Often
I do not go around offering suggestions about what you should do with your face and I do not need any suggestions about mine either. I am thinking the idea is to live and let live. So do not bother about my face and do not tell me again how frequently my face needs a smile.
7. People Keep Asking Me if I Am Okay
I appreciate the concern but I am getting tired of telling them that I am fine as they look at me with disbelief. My face is not the only thing that describes how I feel. This is how my face looks all the time. Deal with it.
8. People Think I Am Impolite
Just because my face does not co-ordinate with my tone does not mean I do not mean it when I say ‘Thank you’ or ‘Please’. I’ve made my voice extra polite to make up for my bitch face.
9. Making a Good Impression Is Quite a Tough Task
If I was going in for an interview or I had to attend a party, I have to make sure that I act extra perky so that I do not look like a bitch because of my resting bitch face. You have no idea how much effort it takes to fake a smile and continue to act like you had slammed shots of red bull before coming to the party. Your cheeks are almost on the verge of giving up with all the smiling that they have done for the day.
10. People Have Compared Me to a Cat
While I am a cat person, I just don’t find it funny to be compared to an animal most of the time. I have no grudges towards any animals and I love myself in the human form that I am. Cats are great but no, I am not a cat. My face gives you no reason to call me one either. I have lost count of the number of times I have been turned into a member of the feline family and I continue to struggle to establish my human-ness.
11. People Who Take Pictures of Me Keep Asking Me to Smile
Whenever I ask someone to click me, the first thing I hear is ‘Let me see you smile’. Sure, I want to see myself smile as well, but my bitch face is not co-operating, so just click my picture and let Photoshop handle the rest.
12. My Biggest Struggle – Flirting
With all the fun that I want to have, the one thing that I miss out on the most is flirting. No matter how hard I try, I end up intimidating the guy whom I try to flirt with. Blame it on the face.
The list of my struggles keeps expanding every day. While most of my friends and family have got used to my face, and luckily my bestie is able to figure when I am really upset. Close ones in my family have been able to tell the difference as well although it took a long time for them to establish the difference between the two. So for all those who think I am judging them, you have been judging me all the time. If you have a resting bitch face, I am sure you will be able to relate.