What do you say when people ask you how you're doing?

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

When people ask me how I'm doing, or "what's up?"...

I just give them a generic response like "fine" or "nothing, how about you?"
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Usually generic, but occasionally tell the truth
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A good balance between the two
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Usually tell the truth, but sometimes can't be bothered
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Always tell them the truth, often in gruesome detail (warning: do not ask me these questions!)
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Re: What do you say when people ask you how you're doing?

Postby Deebank » 22 Oct 2019, 16:14

C wrote:Always 'I'm fine'

Folk, even family, don't want to hear repeated details of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, stem cell transplants and bone strengthening infusions and their side effects.

Just bloody well get on with it!





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Indeed comrade.
I just answer 'Fine', which is not strictly true but less work.
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Re: What do you say when people ask you how you're doing?

Postby C » 22 Oct 2019, 17:02

Minnie the Minx wrote: Hope you’re doing better soon.


I'm fine





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Re: What do you say when people ask you how you're doing?

Postby Jumper K » 22 Oct 2019, 18:29

I usually tell them to fuck off.

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Re: What do you say when people ask you how you're doing?

Postby Minnie the Minx » 22 Oct 2019, 18:30

Jumper K wrote:I usually tell them to fuck off.


So THAT’S why your GP won’t see you any more!
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Re: What do you say when people ask you how you're doing?

Postby Jumper K » 22 Oct 2019, 18:34

Minnie the Minx wrote:
Jumper K wrote:I usually tell them to fuck off.


So THAT’S why your GP won’t see you any more!

I honestly don’t think my current GP has ever asked me ‘how are you doing?’. Just as well really :D

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Re: What do you say when people ask you how you're doing?

Postby Minnie the Minx » 22 Oct 2019, 18:40

I miss my British GP. He used to be a Cocteau Twins fan and we would end up talking about that.
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Re: What do you say when people ask you how you're doing?

Postby Jumper K » 22 Oct 2019, 19:37

Minnie the Minx wrote:I miss my British GP. He used to be a Cocteau Twins fan and we would end up talking about that.

Obviously never had an interest in audiology.

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Re: What do you say when people ask you how you're doing?

Postby Deebank » 22 Oct 2019, 20:05

Jumper K wrote:
Minnie the Minx wrote:I miss my British GP. He used to be a Cocteau Twins fan and we would end up talking about that.

Obviously never had an interest in audiology.


Cobblers!

Years ago I had a young Scottish locum who turned me on to Underworld.
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Re: What do you say when people ask you how you're doing?

Postby Hugh » 23 Oct 2019, 08:15

C wrote:Always 'I'm fine'

Folk, even family, don't want to hear repeated details of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, stem cell transplants and bone strengthening infusions and their side effects.

Just bloody well get on with it!





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Ah, this is news to me. Wishing you every strength, C.



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Re: What do you say when people ask you how you're doing?

Postby Jimbo » 24 Oct 2019, 14:38

Nowadays, instead of Japanese students' robotic, "I'm fine, thank you. And you?' they answer "How are you?" with "I'm good." It's the new cool and ungrammatical way to say how they feel.
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Re: What do you say when people ask you how you're doing?

Postby Flower » 27 Oct 2019, 16:09

I'm thinking of using "We are not amused" the next time that I'm asked that but maybe not. :D
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Re: What do you say when people ask you how you're doing?

Postby soundchaser » 27 Oct 2019, 18:42

I feel fine.

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Re: What do you say when people ask you how you're doing?

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Re: What do you say when people ask you how you're doing?

Postby Hightea » 29 Oct 2019, 01:38

Ugh come on I lived in the east Bronx for 20+ years.
I always threw it back at them in a better Bronx accent.
How you Doin? although if its a local I know it can lead to a long conversation.

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Re: What do you say when people ask you how you're doing?

Postby Flower » 03 Nov 2019, 11:48

There are days when I'd love to reply ... "Better than you a-hole"

The time change does that to me.
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