I've written about this before but I flew into LA yesterday and was assaulted by billboards of happy people and smiling faces and I need to write about it again.
The billboards featured people smiling about the product they were offering. Traffic was slow so I really had time to notice them. I even tried to smile the way the people in the billboards were smiling. And I couldn't. I couldn't get my mouth to cooperate and my teeth to gleam. I certainly couldn't talk while smiling like that.
There are a lot of social-justice issues facing America today. Resurgent racism, sexism, ageism and more isms.
I think the worst is grin-ism. We are all supposed to be so damn happy all the time. That makes me sad.