Today I was on my way to class when I passed these two middle (high?) schoolers. I guess I wasn’t really paying attention to anything; I kind of noticed that they were short and that this one kid had a really high voice. But mostly I wasn’t thinking about that, because I was trying to figure out what to do on Friday night. And then I heard one of them (the high voice kid) say something pretty interesting:
"Man, what kind of school is this? Nobody’s happy, nobody’s smiling or anything."
It was kind of weird. I think first I got all defensive about it. “I’m happy! I’m always happy! I’m happy right now! I just don’t smile all the time.”
And then I wondered, is this the image I give people? Do strangers think I’m an unhappy person?