Some people–some actually nice people–have permanent scowls. It’s not that they are in any way distraught, but their default face just kinda forms into a natural stink-eye.
I think this was most eloquently described in the movie Juno:
Juno says: Your little girlfriend gave me the stink-eye in art class yesterday.
Bleaker replies: Katrina’s not my girlfriend, alright? And I doubt she gave you the stinkeye that’s just how her face looks, you know? That’s just her face.
Then, we cut to Katrina De Voort:
For Perma-Scowlers, I always just hope they’re also beautiful because I think the life of a Perma-Scowler might be a lonely existence. They are so immediately alienating that no one dares to crack beneath the surface of the slanted eyebrows!
So next time someone gives you a big old crusty, counterbalance by giving them a hug! If they resume scowling but otherwise seem pleased, you will know that’s just the way their face looks. If they hit you after, you might assume they were scowling for a reason. But they might still have needed a hug.
*I do not endorse hugging Kristen Stewart.
Did you hug your new buddy?
What a nice way of thinking about these kind of people? Mostly I just feel scared so I stay away from them…that probably doesn't help their perma-scowl at all.
As an inadvertent semipermascowler, I appreciate your understanding.
Now, I need to get a botox appointment to erase the semipermascowl.
I'm a permascowler…inherited it from my mother. Nothing to fear…it's just my face, you know? Just my face 🙂
I fear the amount of botox it would take to erase the very deep scowl lines between my eyes!!
I think I might have a perma scowl…Well, actually that can't be true because I get approached by strangers ALL THE TIME. so They must think I'm approachable? Maybe I should work on my perma scowl..
perma scowls don't they know they will be scowl lines, unlike those of us who laugh who will get laugh lines. kristen bugs me just because i never see her smile, why are you always so sad?
I have one of those said perma-glare faces!! If I don't have the largest smile across my face, I look like I am going to kill somebody. ITS THE WORST! People always mistake me for hating them/life. ITS NOT TRUE! I'm not kidding, people are constantly asking me whats wrong… even strangers will come out of nowhere & say "oh, life can't be THAT bad! What's wrong!? Put a smile on your face!" … which makes me want to really scowl at them. bahaha