(Closed) Don't you hate it when people do this?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
9691 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@vivalavida:  LOL, I know what you mean.  Sometimes I must I look pissed off when I’m concentrating on something, and I hate when someone asks me, “What’s wrong??”  Nothing!  It’s just my face!  Leave me alone!  🙂

Post # 4
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My Darling Husband and parents do this all.the.time. Drives me bonkers.

Post # 5
2952 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

I often get this and I think it’s because I get a serious but sad look on my face without realising it especially when I’m thinking or concentrating on something.

Post # 6
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@vivalavida:  I HATE THIS TOO!!!!

On a sorta related note, my SO is from England and I guess in the UK it’s common to say “you alright?” but for it not to mean “omg you look so sad, are you upset?!”. It took the longest time for me to get used to it, he even says it to my cat lol and I’m like “is something wrong with my cat?!”. But no, it’s just an expression I guess.

But yeah, I’ve had total strangers come up to me and tell me to smile and/or ask me what’s wrong. I find it incredibly unsettling and wonder if people think I’m sad all the time or a total bitch or something!

Post # 7
740 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018


its like just leave me alone lmao

Post # 8
6359 posts
Bee Keeper

I think you mentioned before that you’re introverted.

Many introverts walk around with a relaxed expression on their face, thinking to themselves, perfectly content.

Many extroverts walk around with a grin on their faces, looking at other people, ready to interact…sometimes raring to interact.

Sometimes they wonder why someone else is not smiling (relaxed face). Their first thought about the reason is that “there must be something wrong and he/she wants us to know! This is my cue to interact! Yessss! I shall cheer him/her up! Ahem… Are You Ok?”

Post # 10
6359 posts
Bee Keeper

@vivalavida:  I’m somewhat introverted. I don’t like to be spontaneously approached by someone I haven’t invited in (by making eye contact, etc), first.

I just understand extroverts, and why they act the way they do 🙂

Post # 11
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yes it’s annoying!

It’s even worse when you’re pregnant and people literally ask you how you are every 5 minutes everywhere you go, touch you, and ask more personal qs.

Post # 13
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My family have a sad face gene and we all get asked this on a regular basis! haha it’s crazy.

We have a newspaper guy in our local town and everytime I walk past him we says “Cheer up love” I AM CHEERED UP! I swear, one of these days I will flip and draw a red smiley face over my mouth (or will that be creepy Joker style?)

Post # 15
4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I thought you were going to say if I am bothered when people constantly ask if I am okay like when I fall or something. Yes, that bothers me

But thats not what you are asking. I never get that but I can see how it can be annoying if in fact nothing is wrong. I want to be honest here and say that maybe you should smile more? It is concerning that you get that so much. If you don’t want to that is fine, just thought I would make that suggestion.  My husband had to school me on the fact that when asked “How are you?” by a stranger, I always just said “Fine” but never asked how THEY were. I realize now that came off as rude and I didn’t mean to be. Now I make the effort to always ask. It is about how you project yourself to people. Know what I mean?








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