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I’ve been told many times in my grown-up work life that I look scary. I’m not kidding. People have said that I look pissed off when I’m at work.
I can’t just walk around with a weird clown smile all day long, for God’s sake! I take my work very seriously, and I need concentration to do my job to the best of my ability. I’m probably smiling on the inside, and I don’t consciously put on the “she eats nails for breakfast” face on purpose. I frown. I’m thinking. Working is not playtime. I do a job and get paid for it.
That said, I do have what is traditionally called a resting bitch face. Whatever. But I come by it honestly. Here’s a photo of my great-great grandmother, Eva Preston Lash:
See her mouth? I have the same mouth. Down-turny. Frowny eyebrows. Looks like she means business.
I’ve never seen a photo of her with a smile. EVER.
Bet people were scared of her, too.