Friday, January 15, 2016

The downside of resting nice face

I've blogged before about how I have "resting nice face". Sometimes this can lead to meeting fun, interesting people but sometimes it can lead straight to conversation hell.

I went to Ward 8 last night for drinks for my friend Amy's birthday. I met Amy on Valentines Day many years ago volunteering at a soup kitchen. When I first got to the bar there was a woman by herself sitting near Amy. I started talking to Amy and her friends and at some point the woman interjected herself into the conversation. It was general chit chat so no harm done there. I had no idea what was to come.

Amy walks over to the entrance of the bar to greet some more friends coming in. It was at this point that I became trapped in a 45 minute one sided conversation. I barely say anything while this woman tells me her whole life story. I even know the details of every coat she owns including where she purchased them and for how much. Amy tried to rescue me by pulling me away to "introduce" me to someone and the woman followed me and kept talking. I was really getting annoyed at this point because I would like to spend time with my friend on her birthday.

I don't even remember why she finally left, I was just thrilled when she did. Amy apologized for not rescuing me. I told her she tried but we're both too nice so I was doomed.

Joe, maybe your daughter can help me with my resting bitch face.


8 comments:

  1. Ha ha, thanks for the shout out, yes I'm sure she could help you out with that. In fact early this week my hairdresser gave me the resting bitch face, and I said "Oh boy, you are giving me the resting bitch face, why!" And she had no idea what it was, and thought I was totally nuts. Given the fact she's probably at least 10 years younger than me, I thought it was weird she'd never heard of it. Well she has now. :D

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    1. How could she not know what RBF is? Good thing she knows now!

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  2. Oh ugh. Sorry you got trapped by that woman. Work the bitch face!

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  3. Yikes. I've never been cornered by a stranger like that. Sometimes at work I get stuck on the phone with a client who wants to tell me their whole life story 3 or 4 times, but when that happens I just blurt out "Sorry, my boss just walked in, hand on a second." Then I put them on hold for a few minutes and by the time I get back to them they've lost their train of thought and I can regain control of the conversation.

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    1. Oh God that happens to me too. I try to nicely insist that they don't need to spill their cuts.

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  4. Yeahhh....it's tough looking friendly. I definitely see the advantage of resting bitch face.

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    1. You have the same problem then? Glad I'm not alone.

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