The Day I Stopped Smiling at Every Stranger

I still reciprocate if they smile at me first

Photo by Rolande PG on Unsplash

I’ve always considered smiling at complete strangers the best thing about Americans. And it’s contagious. I couldn’t even remember when it became the norm of my life to be the first one to pass a smile at every passer-by. But then the day came when it dawned on me I needed to get rid of this habit. Or at least, to…




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Rummy Kaur

Rummy Kaur

Mother of a toddler, wife, software engineer, arts administrator, writer — trying to balance it all but eager to add more to it. I write personal stories.

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