The Fake Smile test is courtesy of the lovely Dawn and it gauges how well you can differentiate between genuine and fake smiles.
I have always considered myself a social butterfly who can read people pretty well so I was quite confident of acing the test. But to my horror I only got 11/20. Most of my mistakes were identifying smiles as genuine when they were in fact fake.
That started me thinking. I always had this knack of making the people smile all the time, and it is something I been rather proud of. Now I am wondering if they could possibly be fake. At the end of the test they tell you the physical differences between real smiles and fake, so I decided to do a little test. Yes, who else would be a better candidate than my mom, who never fails to smile encouragingly at everything I tell her?
Me: Mom, I am thinking of quitting my job and becoming a model.
Mom : Oh...*smile*..I think that's a great idea! You should definitely go for it.
There are few things that I have loved in my life. 2 of those things were porn and mom's smile, both of them have never failed to lift my spirits up when I'm down. But today I saw her smile, and I realized it was a fake smile. Yes, my own mom is patronizing me with her fake smile, like how she has been doing all these years. I turned back and went back to my room. Just before I closed the door, I looked at mom one last time. She was still holding that fake smile.
I closed the door. The door to my room. Her door to my circle of trust.
But the rest of you who have been fake smiling to me all this while, beware. I am onto you, you patronizing bastards !!!