Scenario: You're having a really off day. You're late to work because your toilet overflowed, you got into a nasty fight with your SO, your high heel broke and you had to go back home and change, and on top of it all, you're having a really shitty hair day. You stop for a bagel and the server says, "You have such a great smile."
How To Handle It: Stop. Take a deep breath. And let it soak all the way into your soul.
What It Might Mean: It means you need to reboot your day. A ray of positivity on an otherwise bleak day is a gentle reminder that you are in control of how your day goes. It all depends on what you choose to focus on. This GUM is a glaring reminder to focus on the positive.