21
May
08

quit smiling

I knew it. Scientists have just warned that forcefully flashing your teeth at work is dangerous to your health! According to German researchers, forcing staff to be happy and polite all the time is likely to make them sick. They believe most at risk are flight attendants, salesmen, call centre operators, waiters and other workers in close contact with the public. I guess pastors are not high on the smile list.

Professor Dieter Zapf, a researcher at Frankfurt University, Germany, said among those studied fake friendliness led to depression, stress and hit the immune system. This can trigger more serious ailments such as high blood pressure and other cardiovascular problems.

So apparently if any of you are faking smiles at work…cut it out.
 

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5 Responses to “quit smiling”


  1. May 21, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    This is going to be tough for you Ray… what with that fake smile you’ve always got plastered to your face. 🙂

  2. May 21, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    and thats all I got to say about that

  3. May 21, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Smiling Faces, this song says it all.
    Sorry guys Pete

  4. May 21, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Smiling Faces, this song says it all.
    Sorry guys
    In happiness
    Pete

  5. 5 rkollbocker
    May 21, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Yeah….most people call me “smilie”.


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