Monday, April 21, 2008

How Are You?

You don't care how I am.
I don't care how you are.

Please do me the courtesy of not answering my enquiry as to your state before I have even asked, in expectation of the now ubiqitous greeting. It makes you look like the superficial idiot that you are.

Please do not sound flustered or offended when I answer your question with 'OK, but I didn't sleep too well last night and my back is giving me a little trouble, oh and I have two overdue bills as well.' You asked - I answered. Live with it.

Please do not stop in your verbal railroad tracks when I say 'Canny' rather than 'Fine, how are you?' like the rest of the braindead sheep in the telephone world.

Thank you!


Anonymous said...

Difficult morning?


redben said...

I'm super, thanks for asking.

Anonymous said...

Judging by the amount of blog posts today I'm guessing it's a slow day in the office? :-)


Vodkashok said...

Sort of slow...

It hasn't been a difficult morning - I'm just sick of people walking past me in the corridor and saying this sentence.

Neil says: "Hi Person X"
They say: "Hi Neil, I'm fine, how are you?"

I NEVER ASKED HOW YOU ARE!!! Gah! It drives me insane. Its a level of unconscious dismissal that really grinds my gears.


redben said...

Having just returned from a full-body hot stone therapy massage followed by an Indian head massage I am now super-duper. Again, thanks for asking.

redben said...

And may I just add how incredibly cool it is that you have someone working there called Person X. They sound like some kind of secret agent.