Have you ever found yourself forcing out a smile when all you really wanted to do was frown or scoff?

We all do it. Sometimes just out of politeness, sometimes its our job, such as customer service. You know, “the customer is always right”! Well it may be the nice thing to do for others, but what effect does it have on us?

As it turns out, this may not be the best idea after all. According to a new study done by researchers at Penn State and the University of Buffalo, people who work in these positions and have to fake it all the time, are much heavier drinkers than those who don’t.

According to the study, the more people are forced to fake a smile or exaggerate happiness, or are forced to suppress natural negative emotions or frustrations, are more likely to drink heavily after hours.

I guess its as good an excuse as any! 🙂

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Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .