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"How you doing?"

"Hey there, how ya doin'?" <-----I *hate* this question. It's almost always said in lieu of Hello, and almost no one wants a real answer. And I don't want to talk about how I'm *really* doing. This question annoys me greatly.

So I've decided, from now on I'm going to answer that question with the following:

"Well..." (feels chest) "I'm still breathing..." (feels wrist) "I still have a pulse..." (looks in mirror or at hands) "And I don't have leprosy, so I guess I'm doing pretty good."

Or better yet:

* "Well, I don't have leprosy anymore, so pretty good."
* "Well, I'm no longer contagious, so pretty - ACHOO! Oh shit. Now I have to call the CDC again..."
* "Well, I don't have the Black Plague anymore, so... wait, what's this red ring-shaped mark on my arm? Oh crap..."
* "Well, I don't have the Black Plague anymore, so... *gurgle* " (vomits fake blood)
* "Well now that I've escaped from Saint Jude's Hospital for the Criminally Insane, pretty good."

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fayanora
Feb. 6th, 2010 05:47 am (UTC)
LMAO
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fayanora
Feb. 6th, 2010 06:31 am (UTC)
Oh, okay.

Well, I'm alive and moderately healthy, so that's good. :-)
my_real_head
Feb. 6th, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
I know someone who, if you greet him with a simple "Hello", will still respond with "I'm fine, thanks." It's all purely on automatic.

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/small_talk.png
fayanora
Feb. 6th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
LOL
darkoshi
Feb. 6th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
Sometimes I just reply "Hi" to that kind of a greeting, if the other person initiated the greeting anyway. It doesn't usually seem to bother the other person.
brockulfsen
Feb. 6th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
I've been doing something very like that for years.
ex_shirleyc
Feb. 12th, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
It's weird because you're really not supposed to answer with the truth. I do ask how people are, but I do like to listen to their answers... I'm weird like that.
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