Best response to Smile luv, it might never happen!

(80 Posts)
aliasjoey Wed 28-Sep-16 23:50:50

I posted in Feminism because this is nearly always said by a man to a woman. I don't know if it's that some men think women are just there for them to look at, therefore have to be smiley and pretty?

Or maybe it's me, I just have a Bitchy Resting Face.

I just wish I had the perfect reply.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Wed 28-Sep-16 23:58:47

"You happened."

AdaLovelacesCat Thu 29-Sep-16 00:01:48

I think a simple 'fuck off' would suffice tbh.

colouringinagain Thu 29-Sep-16 00:02:22

"It just did"

Or on a particularly bad day, "it f#cking did!"

helenatroy Thu 29-Sep-16 00:14:43

It already has. A big smelly arsehole has just told me to cheer up.

JacquettaWoodville Thu 29-Sep-16 07:24:40

"Pardon? Why are you saying that?"

FreshwaterSelkie Thu 29-Sep-16 07:35:57

I'd go with Jaquetta's reply. Delivered in my best withering voice.

Or I'd guilt them. "My dog just died, you hopeless prick".

sonlypuppyfat Thu 29-Sep-16 07:38:21

I told one my brother was in hospital dying, I don't have a brother. And I told one my cat had been run over, I didn't have a cat

QuiltedAloeVera Thu 29-Sep-16 07:39:11

'Fuck off'

'Don't tell me what to do with my face.'

<ignore>

HarleyQuinzel Thu 29-Sep-16 07:43:50

I just say 'fuck off' too. Always throws them a bit.

I like Joffrey's response as well.

museumum Thu 29-Sep-16 07:45:28

A cold calm stare and "you know nothing about my life".

GeorgeTheThird Thu 29-Sep-16 07:45:48

I prefer "Fuck off" too. As you say, it is always said by a man to a woman. But now I am old I get it far less. So I conclude it is usually said by a man to a young woman. So they can fuck off.

ShatnersBassoon Thu 29-Sep-16 07:50:22

Although I don't think this has happened to me, I'd ignore anyone who said it. They want a reaction, they're attention seeking. A lame comeback (which would be all I could come up with on the spot) would give them what they want.

Prawnofthepatriarchy Thu 29-Sep-16 09:47:36

It already has.

paxillin Thu 29-Sep-16 09:52:03

Smile at you? Whatever for?

Lottapianos Thu 29-Sep-16 09:52:07

' I don't know if it's that some men think women are just there for them to look at, therefore have to be smiley and pretty? '

Yes, that's exactly it. They don't say it to other men, just to women. Its utterly pathetic behaviour

I like all of the responses above! I just ignore usually, it deprives them of any reaction whatsoever. I have also done a totally blank look, almost like you're looking through them, like they're of no consequence whatsoever. Although I guess that's still a reaction. Spend a few seconds thinking about what a truly pitiful specimen you have to be to stand around harassing women on the street, then get on with your life

NotYoda Thu 29-Sep-16 15:48:35

i think ignoring is best, or just looking really quizzical as if to say "do i know you? do i give a fuck what you think about me? what the hell are you going on about?"

lizzieoak Thu 29-Sep-16 16:04:08

All of the above. I used to get this constantly (when young & pretty but w bitchy resting face). I am now 50-something & pretty but makes no longer require me to wander about looking ready to be thrilled to see them.

Generally I'd tell them to fuck off though did tell one very sternly that he had no idea what was going on w my life so to keep his suggestions to himself. He was stunned into silence. A friend and I were walking up to Highgate village when we were 19. My auntie had just died of cancer while we were staying with her and my friend had just had a letter (this was a million years ago obviously) saying her brother was lost at sea. Got told by a man leaning in the door of his shop "cheer up girls, it can't be that bad!"

They can all fuck right off.

lizzieoak Thu 29-Sep-16 16:05:17

males no longer not makes no longer.

MrHannahSnell Fri 30-Sep-16 01:43:10

"Too late mate. It already has" is the traditional response.

avamiah Fri 30-Sep-16 01:57:57

Omg,don't get me started.
I bloody hate that crap, shit, pathetic sexist remark that men who are usually builders or black cab taxi drivers say and think its funny, when really its just a way for them to get a conversation going or so they think so.
I don't even bat a eyelash these days as most of them wouldnt even get a job on the Muppet Show .

WinchesterWoman Fri 30-Sep-16 03:34:46

I stare at them, sometimes I look them up and down, very gravely, and continue to watch and stare as I walk by.

TwigletsMakeMeViolent Fri 30-Sep-16 03:42:41

"OK, I'll smile when you...lose that beer belly/get a new shirt, that one looks like your mum dressed you/put a bag over your hideous face"

Oh, thought we were offering suggestions? Just trying to cheer you up, MATE!

fldsmdfr Fri 30-Sep-16 04:40:26

The instructor of a class my dds and I do together told my 7-year-old to 'Smile!' in the middle of a stretching exercise at our last class. I had to make do with frowning at him at the time, but if he does it again I might have to explain to him what a dickish thing it is to do and why it's so depressing that it happened to my 7-year-old. 7 ffs!

Women and girls are not decoration for men's worlds!

DixieWishbone Fri 30-Sep-16 04:52:33

'This IS my smiling face'
'I'm smiling on the inside'
'I only smile when I remember the blood' (that one is mine)
'Dance minion, so that your antics please me' (that one is pure fantasy and would never work)
'You first then I'll smile back and we'll both get on with our day'

If it helps, if you are a woman over 50 you develop the amazing super power of being completely invisible and these sort of comments stop. One of the nice consequences of ageing.

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