||[Mar. 21st, 2004|10:25 pm]
The Question Club
when you ask people the common (often rhetorical) question, "how are ya?" most people respond with "fine" or "good," and most will ask you back, and you, too, will respond with a "fine" or "good."|
sometimes, though, you will get the people who will sigh and say, "TIRED. i had 2 finals today and another one tomorrow." or "lousy. i just got in a fight with my parents . . ."
do you ever feel like you'd rather they just answer "fine" or "good"? since most of the time that question is asked without real interest in the answer?
i'm torn. i feel like that SOMETIMES (like, "i don't know you THAT well. i was just being polite! i don't want you to spill out all your problems in these 10 seconds as we pass each other by!), but there are other times, when people are visibly distressed, and they say they're fine . . . that bugs me, too.