The man who runs the cafeteria at my job, he’s been saying this to me off and on for the past 3, 4 months and he doesn’t know me from a hole in the wall.
First of all, any man with half a fucking brain knows not to tell a woman he doesn’t know to ‘smile!’
Finally today –
Me: You keep telling me to smile, is there a problem?
Him: *startled expression*
Me: I’m asking if my smile is your problem?
Him: Well…..it’s…it’s not…you just have a lovely smile…you should smile more….
Me: Oh yeah? You wanna know why I’m not smiling today?
Him: …ummm….well…should I even ask….I mean, from the look you’re giving me right now, I’m not sure I want to know.
Me: *speaks slowly* Because they’re still killing defenseless black men. Shooting them, over and over. MURDERING them. And. It’s. STILL. LEGAL.
Him: *jaw hangs*
Me: YOU go find something to smile about. Don’t comment on my smile ever again.
Yo I’m fucking angry!!!
Black America is ANGRY today and right now anyone can catch this heat.
Just cuz it’s not happening on your street doesn’t mean it’s not happening in these streets.