36 thoughts on “embracing my bitchy resting face

  1. Excellent post and PSA (“you should have all been aborted!”)

    I have a look that can intimidate too . . . but I try to avoid using it as the “default setting.” :mrgreen:

  2. Yep, bitchy rester here too. 🙂 I’m pretty sure I can blame my growing forehead wrinkles from trying to lift up my facial expression so I don’t frown when all I’m doing is trying to be quiet and zen. 🙂

  3. You know I completely get this, Nancy. If I had a dollar for every time a guy has said ‘Smile’ to me, I’d have enough money for a good defense lawyer to get me off for slugging someone who said ‘Smile’ to me…

  4. LOL, I feel like I have BRF all the time, but apparently I do not, because random strangers always seem to want to share their innermost thoughts and feelings with me. Next time I see you, I will request lessons. 🙂

  5. Yep, I definitely have that. Do I care? Not a jot. My head space is far too precious to be worrying whether or not my face looks approachable to a total stranger. Like you, it has stood me in good stead over the years, keeping annoying sales people at bay. Of course it has its down side – I could never actually BE a salesperson because no one would want to buy anything from the scary lady. And I may have missed out on a few good men by appearing overly standoffish (when I was actually willing them on!) But all in all, I’m fine with it. And animals seem to like me – they see passed all that crap. Annoyingly, Arunas has a Happy Resting Face no matter what’s going on in his head. Such an unfair world we live in!

  6. A brewing pot of bitch-stew!! Oh, my god, Nancy, this is the best phrase I’ve heard all month.
    And I hope you heard the one hundred hallelujahs I was shouting at my screen onto your blog post, because I’ve had this same conversation with both my kids for YEARS. They say when I where sunglasses, I look totally pissed off. I’m truly just focusing on what people say. Sometimes I hate the wrong impressions my expression lines give. Getting old is so much hard work.
    Great post!

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