How are you today?

@LouRhi (1502)
Australia
February 28, 2008 6:02am CST
As we go about our daily life we are often asked this question by people who do not know us (checkout operators for example) Often it is a mumble and it is clearly obvious that they are not interested in the slightest how you are today. They ask only because they have been told to do so. How do you answer? On a bad day do you say good just because it is the right thing to do or do you really tell them how your day has been?
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@Hatley (164389)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Feb 08
I usually just say fine but one day this irked my husband so much that the next time someone inanely asked how he was, he proceeded to tell hhim a whole series of things that were wrong with him about half way through this the guy walked off in a huff and we both burst out laughing. He had really stymied the guy.It had sounded like a whole catalog of bad diseases.
@LouRhi (1502)
• Australia
29 Feb 08
I have felt like that at times as well! Thank you for sharing
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@Hatley (164389)
• Garden Grove, California
1 May 08
thanks for the best response I really appreciate it.
@chrissieatu (1033)
• China
29 Feb 08
Usually I will tell them I am OK. It is a kind of habit. It just come out of my mouse without thinking. Meanwhile, it save a lot of trouble of explaining why I am not fine.
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@LouRhi (1502)
• Australia
29 Feb 08
Yes at times it is not appropriate to say how you really feel. Though if you have a lot of shopping to be bagged going on about your woes may make the operator go faster! LOL Thanks for sharing
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@MGjhaud (20865)
• Philippines
28 Feb 08
I feel tired today because I came back here in my apartment this afternoon traveling from my parents house. I feel tired and sleepy. I slept late the other the night before i came back in my apartment and woke up around late in the morning and felt so exhausted. I wanted to just stay there and not go home. But I thought about my school classes so I forced myself then. :( On a bad day.. I say I feel not so good but don't elaborate it anymore. It'll make my day badder. hehehe..
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@LouRhi (1502)
• Australia
29 Feb 08
Yes sometimes recounting the bad can bring it all back. I hope you are not so tired anymore. Thanks for sharing :)
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28 Feb 08
Generallymy answer is dependent on the situation n the person who asked me.
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@LouRhi (1502)
• Australia
29 Feb 08
Who is asking does make a big difference doesn't it
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• India
29 Feb 08
‘how are you’ or ‘take care’ are some of my pet peeves anyday any mood. I see people telling these to anybody and everybody and all can make out that nobody is serious. I never use these phrases if I don’t mean them. A simple hello should do for me.
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