A few years ago I had a bit of a revelation. Maybe those girls who always looked at me with cow-like distain, weren’t actually horrible people. Maybe they didn’t hate me; maybe they just had unfortunate default faces!
My further observations confirmed the fact. Some poor girls, unbeknownst to them, have ‘resting faces’ that communicate disgust, hatred or misery when they’re really thinking nothing at all! In fact, the problem isn’t limited to girls. Just the other day, I had this same revelation about a man I know. Maybe he isn’t always grumpy and disapproving. Maybe that’s just his default face!
And come to think of it, I don’t have the most sunshiny default face myself!
So, you can imagine my joy when I came across this clip today. Someone else has seen this problem and they’ve been proactive enough to address it!
I think my label of ‘Unfortunate Default Face’ is a bit kinder than ‘Bitchy Resting Face,’ but hey, it gets the idea across.
So before we take offence and make all kinds of assumptions about ‘that horrible person,’ maybe we should just give them the benefit of the doubt… until they open their mouths.