I love to smile. After all, smiling actually requires less muscle than frowning (call me lazy). 🙂
But have you ever smiled at someone just to have them look away? I have lived in a couple different areas of the United States and I have to admit, this happens everywhere.
There are many reasons someone may “diss” a smile. Whatever their reason, it can have the affect of making us regret the effort.
I agree, not every situation is appropriate to expect a smile. But what about the cases when a smile is not out of line, not awkward, and even arguably appropriate?