|Asking an alcoholic how |
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Sometimes people walk by your desk at work and say “How are you?” like it’s a substitute for “hello.” By the time I’m ready to give them an answer they’ve already walked away. If you really care to know how I am then you should stop and find out otherwise stop bullshitting. I was going to tell you that I’m actually not doing so well, but that’s not an answer people like to get! People will ask you how you are, but the truth is they don’t want an honest answer. They want to hear “Good, and you?” So they can say “Never better”! And then they walk away. What is the point of that? What if I’m not “good”? Not everyone is good all the time! As a person you have to know that and take that into consideration when you’re about to ask someone how they are. Usually you can tell how someone is just by looking at them. If someone’s smiling then there’s a decent chance they’re doing well. If that’s the case, you don’t have to bother asking. If they’re frowning or crying then you know there’s a probable chance they’re NOT okay in which case you shouldn’t ask unless you want to hear about their problems, which you don’t. So basically you should never ask someone how they are. Just look at them and unless you’re a sociopath you should be able to obtain your answer without exchanging pointless words.