LPT never tell a stranger to smile. No matter how well intentioned the comment you are telling them how to feel and it comes across as “You shouldn’t be having a bad day in public you’re making everyone feel bad.”

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keepthetips

Getting told to smile by random men is why I refuse to stop wearing my mask in public. 16 months in and not one comment about my face or lack of smile. It’s glorious.

Tea_and_Biscuits12

I mean, in general, unless it is somehow going to save a life…don’t tell strangers what to do, period.

juliuspepperwoodchi

And most of all: my face is not here for your decoration. Don’t tell me how it should look, my face sits how it bloody wants to sit.

MartyFunkhouser8472

Finland stands in the corner with a knife, horrified of the idea that random people would even THINK to talk to someone they don’t know*

Nuudom