Posted by sigismund on May 6, 2012, at 18:27:53
In reply to I resent my mate's cluelessness, posted by Tabitha on May 5, 2012, at 19:58:21
>So I quit trying to answer the question "how are you" with any honesty at all.
A decade ago I resolved never to answer that question with anything other than 'All right'.
That isn't good enough for them though.
So I get 'Just all right?' to which I reply 'Yep' while I think 'You wouldn't want to be suicidal round here'.
'No use complaining' sounds a bit sulky but is nicely accurate.
Then there is what people who are dying of cancer say when asked.......'Fair to middling'.
You wouldn't want to let yourself go, would you?