“How are you?” “Can’t complain.”
Probably this is a cultural thing in some circles. For me, it’s just annoying. It leaves me asking questions in my head. You’re not able to complain? You don’t want to go into details with me? You have to say something, so let’s move on? You take a stoic attitude towards things? Considering how bad some people have it, I’m not really so bad overall. Or maybe, everything is great. So I hesitate, confused, wondering what that meant, where we go from here.
“Going well, how about you?” Works fine, shows, or at least feigns, some interest. “Great, thanks, and you?” Similar. At least you are in the picture.
Two negatives? Gimme a break.
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