It's that smile
that people give other strangers
, the one that stops just below your nose and never hits your eyes
. The smile that people do when they don't mean it, as if they didn't know you can see it for what it is because you've probably done it yourself. I don't know what sort of conventional behavoir
dictates this smile, probably the same one that dictates asking "Can I ask you a question?
" before asking a question Both conventions should be destroyed.
I don't know
, it seems as if that kind of smile only serves to accentuate the invisible wall
between you and the person smiling.