a standard response

September 12, 2016 1:08am CST
A chap got on the bus this morning. Morning, good weekend? he said to his bus buddy biddy. It was okay, but it went by too quickly, she replied. She stole my line! That is my standard response to similar questioning. How was your weekend? It was okay, but it went by too quickly. How was your holiday? It was okay, but it went by too quickly. How was Christmas? It was okay, but it went by too quickly. Why do we always say the same thing? If we all know that everybody's weekend/holiday/evening/Christmas was okay, but it went by too quickly, why do we insist on asking? We could simply forego the pleasantries and merely assume. Even when we have bad weekends with the cat being sick on our favourite top, or the washing machine flooding the kitchen, we still answer with, It was okay, but it went by too quickly. So really, there's no need for small talk. You're welcome. How was your weekend?
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@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
12 Sep 16
it was okay...but went by too quickly...lol Actually no, I usually manage to savor the experiences...especially if it is a holiday like Christmas....obviously not all weekends will be fun and thrilling....and on bad days...i kinda WANT them to go by quickly.
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12 Sep 16
@ms1864 Couldn't agree more.
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12 Sep 16
Oh, I do savour my weekends and holidays. It's just that most people seem to have that standard response, regardless of how good or bad their weekend was. :)
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@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
12 Sep 16
@Poppylicious yeah...like they don't wanna make an effort to actually think about it and answer. i get that.
@mavlana (1026)
• India
12 Sep 16
It was okay...tightly scheduled
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12 Sep 16
No time for relaxation?
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@mavlana (1026)
• India
13 Sep 16
@Poppylicious yeah...but relaxing now....week starting rocks.....lol
12 Sep 16
My weekend was okay enough but I wouldn't say it went by too quickly, rather it took its own sweet time to pass by.
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12 Sep 16
So it went too slowly? :)
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13 Sep 16
@Poppylicious Oh yes... Pretty slowly I must say.
@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
12 Sep 16
I had a relaxing stress free weekend which was just fine with me. It was just what i needed. I feel refreshed and ready to take on the new week ahead.
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12 Sep 16
That's how weekends should be. :)
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@skysnap (18039)
12 Sep 16
weekend was good and now back to the work :p
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12 Sep 16
Ack, work. I'm heading home now, exceptionally exhausted. :)
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@LadyDuck (176700)
• Switzerland
12 Sep 16
It was okay, but it went by too quickly. No, it is not true, I like the Saturdays, but I never really liked Sunday, it usually a boring day and yesterday was not an exception.
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12 Sep 16
I like Sundays. They tend to be the most relaxing day of the week for me. :)
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• United States
12 Sep 16
these days i look ferward to the weekend bein' o'er coz then i've some peace 'n quiet :) the 'small talk' 'tis jest pleasantries to let folks know they matter i reckon??
@pgntwo (22583)
• Tripoli, Libya
12 Sep 16
Longer would have been nicer ... as the actress said to the bishop.
@Mike197602 (13895)
• United Kingdom
12 Sep 16
It was ok but it went far too slowly...I was working