And a "How Are You?" to you too
I'm not Russian, but this resonates with me:
"WHEN an American asks me this question, it's like a wall of ice crashing down between us."...
For my job, i'm on conference calls all day long, and the "How are you?" questions always comes up. And i've recently noticed that i've forgotten it's even meant to be a question. So i have conversations like this:
"Hi fnord! How are you?"
I'm not trying to be rude; i've just forgotten how to interact with you humans.
Then there's the times it develops into a feedback loop.
By fnord12 | January 19, 2014, 11:00 PM | My stupid life
i never reciprocate. when someone asks me how i'm doing, i'll give the usual "fine" and then say nothing. cause i don't really care how you're doing, and we already said "hello" so what else is there to say?