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)