October 20, 2013 7:09 am at 7:09 am #610941eclipseMember
…after you say “how are you” to someone?October 20, 2013 9:26 am at 9:26 am #981385no longer need seminaryMember
yeah, coz i usually say that when theres nothing else to say, so i expect them to continue the convo….October 20, 2013 2:05 pm at 2:05 pm #981386Shopping613 🌠Participant
No, i say
“How are you? How is ur day? Isnt it beautiful outside with the sun shining and the birds chirping and hey watz up? Whats new? Havent you heard that i feel absolutly fantabulocious today? How is your afternoon…”
till they say “SHUT UP ALREADY!”October 20, 2013 2:19 pm at 2:19 pm #981387Little FroggieParticipant
When someone starts a conversation to me with that, I sometimes retort “LIAR!”.
“You don’t care the least how I am, what can I do for you?”October 20, 2013 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #981388Bookworm120Participant
I do and it ticks me off when people say “Hi, how are you” and keep going. It sounds insincere and, well, ignorant, because the person does not seem to understand the meaning of the words they just uttered. It almost sounds like they don’t even care.October 20, 2013 3:07 pm at 3:07 pm #981389SaysMeMember
yesOctober 20, 2013 5:17 pm at 5:17 pm #981390sharpMember
Yes, I always wait for the answer. If I ask it’s because I care and am serious about it.
I don’t however get insulted when people ask me and keep going. I kind of expect that because I know this question became quite routine and most people don’t think into it too much and that’s ok with me.October 20, 2013 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm #981391the-art-of-moiParticipant
Depends on my mood.October 20, 2013 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm #981392eclipseMember
It reminds me of the joke ” I’m ADH-birdie!”
People need to give people at least a few seconds of genuine interest.October 20, 2013 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm #981393Bookworm120Participant
Attention Deficit– Hey Donuts! 😀October 20, 2013 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm #981394writersoulParticipant
I’m not the type who usually says “how are you” so if I do say it, it means I’m actually wondering… though I’m usually a bit more specific than that.October 21, 2013 12:11 am at 12:11 am #981395live rightMember
“how are you” functions as a conversation opening. you know there is an agenda coming that doesn’t involve how you are doing. but it makes sure that conversations don’t just start abruptly. that’s how we converse in America. politely fake 🙂October 21, 2013 1:12 am at 1:12 am #981396SanityIsOverratedParticipant
I usually say no matter the time of day, “Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, good night. Well that just covered your whole day. Enjoy!” Then I walk out, because I’m allergic to most kinds of social conversation.
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