Since I wasn't in a very good mood when I got up today, I tried to dress appropriately. I have my stompiest pair of Docs on, unlaced. (Side note: I do love it that Docs aren't hip any more. I wear them much more frequently now.) I have skinny dark jeans on. I put on a lot of black eye makeup and nude lipstick. I blow-dried my hair very straight. With the hood on my duffel coat up and a menacing expression on my face, I thought I'd done a pretty good job of achieving the desired unfriendly, pissed-off effect.
Until I passed a blonde-haired, blue-eyed toddler in her pram, who stretched her arms out at me and kicked and gurgled delightedly. She squirmed to try and look up at her father, who also smiled at me.
I ask you, how's a girl to be a grumpy goth under these conditions?