Leeds, United Kingdom – Myrna Battle is one shiny smiling woman! She has just been told a few days ago that she was getting a promotion and a pay rise. Since finding out, the 32 years old is oozing happiness. A situation that anyone meeting her can’t help but notice.
“I was so happy, I couldn’t stop smiling”, Myrna explains. “But others ruined it for me! Several people asked me if I had met a new guy. I was confused at first but someone explained to me that if I smile, it has to be because I am not single anymore. I still am and I don’t care!”
Even strangers feel the urge to question Myrna behind her smile.
“I was stopped three times on my way back from work yesterday”, Myrna continues. “Apparently, the only reason for a woman to smile is if she has found a boyfriend. It can’t be a girlfriend, the fact she got a promotion or that she is just happy with her life. A smiling woman always depends on a man”.
After being asked 32 times, Myrna have seriously considered not smiling again, to avoid having to give an explanation.
“It didn’t help much”, Myrna said. “I was told 5 times that I should smile. “Come on hon, it might not happen”. I just don’t know what to do anymore, I can’t win, no matter what I do”