Tuesday, March 01, 2005

How Are You?

I'm really tired of trying to think of creative ways to answer this question--ways that don't require me to lie, but also 1) don't dump TMI on people who don't actually want to know how I am; 2) don't sound pathetic and whiny or evoke pity.

My typical response involves a hesitation as I ponder what to say and whether to lie and give them the feel-good answer. Then something like:
"Hanging in there."
"I'm okay, and you?"
"Well, I've been better."

1 comment:

Natalie said...

My current common response is, "I'm fine." It doesn't mean I'm doing great or doing terribly....just kind of here...nothing landmark to speak of, you know?