My mother gets called "dear" in restaurants, stores and coffee shops. It started about two years ago and drives her nuts. She thinks that it's an overly-familiar term of endearment and it feels weird (and even patronizing) coming from a stranger. [more inside]
posted by reeddavid
on Nov 27, 2013 -
I work in a large health-care facility and thus see many people that I know in passing as I travel to and from various places.
I have been shamelessly ripping off "Diamond" Dallas Page (who probably ripped it off from someone else) for his response to "How are you doing?"
If I was doing any better, I'd have to be twins to enjoy it.
This usually gets at least a chuckle, and I'm looking for responses in a similar vein. Generally light and humorous (I'd prefer not to say something darkly humorous) and DEFINITELY short, as this is usually said in passing.
So, Metafilter, HOW YOU DOIN'?
posted by kuanes
on Jul 30, 2013 -
What's up? What's the rumpus? What's shakin' bacon? What are other ways to say "Hello?"
posted by gwint
on Mar 27, 2013 -
Looking for a database or collection of links to imaginary languages (preferably with translation capability or lists of common phrases.) [more inside]
posted by Scattercat
on Apr 13, 2012 -
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?" [more inside]
posted by yoyoceramic
on Dec 28, 2009 -
To those of you with greeting card aspirations: my mom works at a small college and has been tasked with coming up with a message for birthday cards that will be sent from the president to all school employees through out the year. [more inside]
posted by kimdog
on Dec 12, 2007 -
If someone who knows your name greets you by not
using your name, is that rude and/or disrespectful? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 18, 2006 -
Ok, who is offended
by "Happy Holidays" replacing "Merry Christmas
"? If you are, could you please give reason why? I'm trying to understand the mentality here, and not celebrating Christmas myself (well, other than getting a federal holiday out of it) I can't see the reason why anyone would.
posted by pemdasi
on Dec 7, 2004 -