Tuesday, September 20, 2016
At times in my life, people have said that I was always smiling. Well maybe we should all SMILE more.
One time, when I was working for my friend in her craft booth with her and her husband, I was having to deal with some very annoying people. After thirty minutes of one woman and several others, my friend said, "I don't know how you can keep smiling through all of that. I would not have smiled at all. She was upsetting me. Weren't you upset?" I told her, "She was very annoyed with me, but I just thought if I kept smiling I would not be mean and maybe she would finally make up her mind." My friend kept remarking about the fact I smiled so much at annoying customers the rest of the day.
I was taking orders for baby bead bracelets and necklaces. Some people had to make calls or go through their purses to determine how to spell a grandchild's name. Some changed their minds, interrupted others, corrected me when I had the order correct, just were generally annoying. I took the orders and my friends made the jewelry. So, all the customer service was my job. Well, we did not want her husband dealing with people because he became agitated and short.
After reading the link it turns out maybe I should smile when I am alone and miserable with allergies. I do seek funny things on tv and do laugh out loud and smile at the TV.
Okay, maybe smiling all the time would set you up for a diagnosis of mental illness. But, that is not what I mean. Affect should be proper and in some cases, smiling is not the correct affect.
Later today, I go to have the left eye cataract removed. I hate this--up early and cannot eat!
Does smiling make you feel better? Clear your sinuses?