Do You Suffer from CRBF?

CRBF So, the other day I was browsing Buzzfeed, as I’m so inclined to do all the time, all day long, everyday, even when I have real work to do, and I stumbled upon a funny post about people with “Resting Bitch Face.” This is the terrible problem of having a face that always looks like you are mad, sad, angry, or upset about something if you’re not constantly smiling.


I suffer from CRBF.  Chronic Resting Bitch Face.  I can’t count how many times a day I get asked “what is wrong” if I’m not smiling at work.  You know what people?  Smiling takes lots of muscles and my face hurts after a while.  I can’t smile all the damn time and I have to reserve my truly cheerful disposition for clients and people who might actually be offended by my CRBF.  You co-workers will just have to survive.

It’s such a strange problem to me.  I’ve always thought all the stuff about “resting bitch face” was hilarious because I have suffered from this issue my whole life.  I don’t honestly think that I have a bitchy face, BUT for whatever reason, I am supposed to smile constantly or I’m upset.

So, I’ve decided it’s time to own it.

I have CRBF and I’m not alone.  And I’m ok with that.

We CRBF people have got to stick together.

Chronic Resting Bitch faced people unite! (I might start a club)

About A Girl

A Girl is a 20 something blogger who began blogging in 2008 as a means of coping with a deployment. She is a Veterinary Technician by trade and loves her work in Emergency and Critical Care. She is married to a 11 year veteran of the USMC reserves, whom she meet shortly after he returned from a deployment. They have been married for four years, have three, very bratty dogs, and are currently trying to muddle through the aftermath of a difficult deployment for both.