I’d love to know why any man thinks its appropriate to tell me to smile. Maybe I don’t want to smile.
In fact, if I’m *not* smiling, it’s probably because I DO NOT WANT TO SMILE. *Sigh*
I read Thought Catalog’s“10 Obnoxious Cat Calls,” and had a dose of realization.
There’s a security guard where I work who asks me almost every day, “Hey, gimme a smile,” or “Life’s not so bad. Smile.” I feel like this type of commentary at work is towing the line of sexual harassment. When I read the Though Catalog article, I started to think, yeah, this is kind of a cat-call! In the past, I’ve just glared at the guy or completely ignored him, but maybe I shouldn’t be so timid.
What do you think? Is this a type of harassment or should I lighten up?