Time to be honest. I make a terrible first impression (so say many close friends and even my husband). If you met me briefly in real life and agree, please please please....know I am socially awkward and don't know how to be normal. Mainly, it has to do with my face. Unfortunately, I can't wipe my face off my face, so I'm waiting until the pharmaceutical world comes up with something special for people suffering from RBF (RBF is short for "resting bitch face" for those of you who don't know). The first step to recovering from RBF is awareness, so I'm here to spread the word :)
1.) Your coworkers ask if you're mad at them...and you aren't.
2.) Kids turn the other direction when they see you.
3.) Your spouse asks if you've had a bad day when you are just grading papers.
4.) A parent volunteer thinks they've put that bulletin board together wrong, just because you looked at it.
5.) You are repeatedly told to smile on school picture day.
6.) You find yourself trying to act extra perky when you want parents to like you.
7.) Your principal always makes eye contact with you at staff meetings like they're checking to make sure you're not mad about the news they're delivering.
8.) People don't get your jokes or sarcasm because your tone is all wrong (you need more cowbell).