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OfflineMadtowntripper
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why dont people SMILE.
    #4021772 - 04/06/05 03:36 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Okay, so I live in a pretty big city. I was just walking through a pretty crowded part of town to get to a Kinko's to do some shit for school. There's TONS of people on the streets, all of them just looking angry.

I mean, nobody smiles, or looks happy. Its like their all trying their damnest to look as hard and pissy as possible. Its a fucking gorgeous day, first real week of spring. its like, 65, it rained earlier, so the whole city smells like a spring morning.

And people arent happy! I'm walking down the street jamming to some Santa Cruz Blues, with a huge grin on my face 'cause its so wonderful, and people act like theres something wrong with ME. (!)

I dont understand what is up with people.


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Re: why dont people SMILE. [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4021785 - 04/06/05 03:39 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

My job forces me to smile all day long even if I dont want to soo when Im out of work its just habit to smile a lot :smile:


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Re: why dont people SMILE. [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4021798 - 04/06/05 03:42 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I look angry unless I'm smiling, it's just the way my face is shaped :bitch:

If I'm in a really good mood I'll walk around w/ a big stupid grin, saying hi to everyone (whether they like it or not). I've been making a conscious effort to look more approachable-- since I guess I don't look all that friendly-- even though I am very easygoing.


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Re: why dont people SMILE. [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4021805 - 04/06/05 03:44 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

:mad:

hehehe


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Re: why dont people SMILE. [Re: mantis]
    #4021806 - 04/06/05 03:45 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Gah, I always look like I'm going to strangle someone, whether I'm angry, calm etc.

However if I'm happy I have a real big shit-grin on my face. People were probably busying themselves with their dilemmas at work, how they'd get chewed out if they were late, how much their job sucks, how this economy sucks..

Fact of the matter is you never know what's going on in someone's head. I may look pissed, but if you asked me for directions I'd draw you a map.

:shrug:


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Re: why dont people SMILE. [Re: Adden]
    #4021867 - 04/06/05 04:04 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Thats strange.. Here in Wales The people look innocent enough, but you ask em for directions and they spit all over you..


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Re: why dont people SMILE. [Re: Hambo]
    #4021973 - 04/06/05 04:47 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I don't care if you feel like crying, I want you to grit your fucking teeth right now and SMILE. I want you to smile even if it makes you sick. Even if it makes your lips bleed and cracks open your skin all the way back to your ears, I'm warning you to put on a happy face and fucking KEEP it on until I tell you otherwise. Smear thick globs of Happy Paint over your repellent sourpussed mug. Cover every goddamned square inch of ugly skin on that sad face of yours with newer, better, faker, thicker, happier skin. Staple on that happy face with a fucking nail gun.

Keep your sorrow hidden from the world?we don't want to know about it, we don't want to hear about it, we don't want to think that it exists.

Grey skies are gonna clear up.

And then you're gonna die.


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Re: why dont people SMILE. [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4022117 - 04/06/05 05:29 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Smiling requires a lot of energy.

On the same token;
Why do people ask you how you're doing/feeling today, and then you shine them on and say good and walk away, they have an expectation that you will reciprocate the question?

:shrug: Part of the expected socialization process. I only smile when I'm happy.

Why don't people walk around with a look like they just ate the biggest pile of dog shit? Perhaps they didn't, and hence have no reason to make gestures to that effect.


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Re: why dont people SMILE. [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4022155 - 04/06/05 05:43 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

hows this for smiling!



(drugged out smiling anyway) 
:crazy2:


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Re: why dont people SMILE. [Re: 40oz]
    #4022157 - 04/06/05 05:44 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

the guy in the far back,

hes not smiling!


:laugh:!


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Re: why dont people SMILE. [Re: 40oz]
    #4022162 - 04/06/05 05:45 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

looks like night of the living dead


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Re: why dont people SMILE. [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4022166 - 04/06/05 05:46 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I moved here from Los Angeles and it was a real shocker to me to see everybody looked sooo much happier. (I realize now it's because a lot of them have never lived in L.A. lol) But here, it's actually a law that if you're walking down the street you have to smile or they can arrest you... not like that law is enforced or anything, but generally people seem pretty happy here. "The smile capitol of the world" that's the slogan.


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Re: why dont people SMILE. [Re: Pathos]
    #4022167 - 04/06/05 05:47 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

....dead braincells anyway :wink:


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Re: why dont people SMILE. [Re: 40oz]
    #4022207 - 04/06/05 06:03 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

where i live everyones smiles and says hi, but i live in montana where this is only 50,000 peps here. :laugh: they told me when i go to the "big cities" or where w/e, that everyone is in their own bubble and do not want to be mess with. maybe that ur answer


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Re: why dont people SMILE. [Re: 40oz]
    #4022209 - 04/06/05 06:04 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

nice :lol:

you all look so clean-cut and square :wink:

is the dude in back rolling? he looks like he's sweating bullets!


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Re: why dont people SMILE. [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4022211 - 04/06/05 06:05 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

they're not happy enough to smile, duh


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Re: why dont people SMILE. [Re: mantis]
    #4022265 - 04/06/05 06:19 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

mantis said:
nice :lol:

you all look so clean-cut and square :wink:

is the dude in back rolling? he looks like he's sweating bullets!




i dunno..everyone was on something but the
venue was a big vacant hot sweaty wharehouse
in downtown L.A.
the outside area was covered with a huge tarp so the
helicopters couldnt see. it was tight.



me & Donald Glaude.


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Re: why dont people SMILE. [Re: 40oz]
    #4022278 - 04/06/05 06:22 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

40 is square. :wink:


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Re: why dont people SMILE. [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #4022606 - 04/06/05 07:36 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

They're dead on the inside. The world has crushed their gentle spirit.





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Re: why dont people SMILE. [Re: Learyfan]
    #4022648 - 04/06/05 07:47 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

same reason people let doors slam in your face......
and the same reason no one gets up and offers their seats to old people.

the civilized world isn't so civilized.


that and the spirit crushing thing.


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