Day 1781: Eye roll

I am going to start with a definition of “eye roll” because that’s how I roll.

The action of rolling one’s eyes, typically as an expression of exasperation, disbelief, or disapproval.

Yesterday, when somebody at work treated me like I was his secretary, I did an eye roll in the privacy of my office.  While my eyes were rolling, I composed an email in my head that said

I am not your secretary! I am not even your assigned social worker!  I don’t like this!

but I didn’t send it.  Instead, I sent him an email in which I responded to his request and instructed him how to interact with social work more effectively in the future.

What makes your eyes roll?  Any of these photos?




Please roll your eyes over this YouTube video combining “Narrow Your Eyes” by They Might Be Giants with cartoon ponies.

Feel free to roll your eyes down to the end of this post to leave a comment.

I thank all  who helped me roll out yet another eye-rolling blog post  and — of course! — you, for rolling your eyes here, today.


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31 thoughts on “Day 1781: Eye roll

  1. How about a lobster roll, Ann?

  2. I like the way you roll Ann! (I’m looking straight ahead) 😎

  3. I prefer sausage, spring and Swiss ha

  4. A really good (eye roll) can speak volumes without having to say a word.

  5. I like the way you handled that, Ann. Good example.

  6. If only I could get paid for eye rolling.

  7. My older eyes don’t tend to roll too much these days, more like bulge in amazement and disbelief.

  8. As I was looking for something to say about eye rolls it occurred to me they would be the worst sandwich ever.

  9. That vid was veddy intelestink!

  10. Most of my eye-rolling happens at work, too, but for the most part, I just roll them in my mind while I tilt my head and raise an eyebrow.

  11. I had to laugh! This brought back how much trouble I was in as a kid–often–because I was an expert, master eye-roller. Apparently my mother didn’t appreciate that skill! 🙂 I must say I admire the way you handled your co-worker. I’m often entirely to reactive when I find myself in situations like you describe. Apparently eye-rolling habits die hard! 🙂

  12. Lena MacInnis

    Good job Ann,
    When my children were young they could read my mind ..
    not good when mothers roll their some days I like to see head

  13. JoHanna Massey

    Mrs Jeff Sessions eye roll during her husband’s testimony this week before the House of Representatives. Great post. Thank you.

  14. Pingback: Day 2552: That’s the way we roll | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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