when people say hey how you doing are they really concern

United States
November 17, 2008 9:53pm CST
when someone comes up to you and says "Hello?How are you doing today?"are they doing it to just be polite or are they truly concerned bout you? just the other day i went into work and a costumer was on the aisle and was in quite a bad mood asa i past them they say hello how are you today in the most polite voice it threw me for a loop tell me what do you think
5 responses
@ComEng (69)
• Philippines
18 Nov 08
I sometimes do it as a form of greeting other people.But on my friends and people closed to me, of course it's the real thing.
• United States
20 Nov 08
its still a shakey line when it comes to friends and family yeah the love is there but maybe they dont always feel like asking or greeting
• United States
18 Nov 08
I beleive people do it just to be curtious. Personally some days I could care less and some days I really want to know depending on who the person is. I guess it depends on the mood. But I sometimes try to stray away from being rude so I ask how are you doing today LOL
• United States
20 Nov 08
i agree we all have our highs and lows as well as our mid way points where we kinda care but dont want to really hear all the details of the story
@aditya540 (328)
• India
18 Nov 08
It depends on kind of people we meet. ifwe meet very close friends and relatives then they definately mean it!! And if we meet some distant friends and relatives then they might say that for just filling up the formality
• United States
20 Nov 08
its really hard to tell but when it comes to family and friends the line is still alittle shakey if you ask me cause some relatives or friends my hold some deep grudge or something maybe some happened to you that was good and not to them they felt you didnt deserve it there are many factors that come into play in determining whether or not someone is truly concerned for your well being.....of course MOMS going alwqays be concerned thats a given
• United States
18 Nov 08
I think people just say it to be polite. I think it also depends on the person your talking to if they really are concerned or not. Some people probably do it to start conversation or realize someone needs to talk to people others do it to be polite and just think its the thing to ask.
• United States
20 Nov 08
yeah i agree with you on that but can you blame a person for feeling that way everyone has their high and low days where they just dont want to talk to anyone
• Canada
18 Nov 08
Sometimes it is by concern and sometimes some poeple just want to be polite. It really depends who you are meeting if they are close friends or just someone you know. But mostly it is a part of the conversation of two person. When you don't know what to say first when meeting someone, you always say that well we all always say that on a start of the talk. It's no big deal for us to think hey are they saying that because they are concern? Whatever it is for them, still we have to be happy they want to know how are you doing.