Hi, how are you?
December 28, 2009 8:43 PM Subscribe
Nothing gets on my nerves more than: "How are you? Good, how are you?" What witty/sarcastic/caustic/surprising/offhand/offbeat/jarring or otherwise out of the ordinary quip can I use to respond to the perpetual query, "How are you?"
posted by yoyoceramic to Society & Culture (110 answers total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
This question gets on my nerves so much because neither the originating question nor the responses are genuine. I would rather just exchange a "good evening" with the lady behind the coffee counter than entertain an insincere question, which requires too much time and too much conversation to answer sincerely. I suppose I'm looking for a response that is equally as insincere as the question, doesn't pretend to be sincere, but still would keep me in good graces with the person behind the counter at the sandwich shop.