We all do it, the off-hand, “How ya doing?” We say it to loved-ones and complete strangers.
No one ever really answers question. The reply is most often the completely meaningless phrase, “I’m fine”.
When I’m asked,the answer I think silently is, “Snafu.”
Well it’s true. Situation normal all fucked-up. My normal is just a little bit different.
I usually tell people they expect to hear, “I’m okay.”
And I am.
Just imagine the indeterminate rambling reports I could issue in reply.
Because I’m polite, I will keep responding with. “I’m okay.”
But in my exhausted mind I’ll think: