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Census When someone says "how are you", you say..?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Ender Sai , Nov 8, 2016.

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I'm good, thanks

  1. I'm well, thanks.

    8 vote(s)
    25.8%
  2. I'm racked by existential doubt and trapped in a prison of my own making. You?

    7 vote(s)
    22.6%
  3. I'm good, thanks

    16 vote(s)
    51.6%
  1. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    When people ask you "how you are", if you're not sick or dour, you say "I'm well".

    When someone says "I'm good", I am relieved to know that their heart has resisted the darkness but confused since I wasn't intending to place my thumb on their moral pulse.

    Most people do seem to say "I'm good, thanks".

    Do you, upon being asked how you are, assure the person (perhaps in response to an un-asked question) that the cynical modern world has not corrupted you to the point of objective evil and you remain Good? Or do you answer the question in the spirit it was asked?
     
  2. a star war

    a star war Jedi Master star 4

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    People don't talk to me.
     
  3. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    I'm pleasantly surprised to see my usual response as the second option.
     
  4. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    I'd probably say, "Shouldn't that be a question if you truly wish to know?"
     
  5. Bowen

    Bowen Force Ghost star 5

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    HAHA I love the second one, that's great! It's funny how people ask but they don't really want to know. I mean, if I said, "Actually pretty lousy right now, having some weird medical issue, trying to work my butt off to save my company and increase our revenues, how are you?" they just wouldn't know what to say and would be thinking, "Jeez, I don't need this guy's whole life story."
     
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  6. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Neither "I'm well" nor "I'm good," Ender. I say "I'm doing good."

    So... "Boo?"
     
  7. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Depends on how I actually am.
     
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  8. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    tbf it's just Ron Burgundy's "Glass Case of Emotion" translated to Ramzaspeak...
     
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  9. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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  10. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    It's rather nosey to ask an existential question like that.


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
     
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  11. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Your icon is what's nosey.
     
  12. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    How so?

    Are you rescuing cats from trees? Building orphanages at personal expense? Feeding the poor? Defeating the Dark Lord Sauron?

    Fine, or fine?
     
  13. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Neither.

    I'm British so it's typically.

    Not bad.

    Fine

    Ok

    That sort of thing, nothing too committal.
     
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  14. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Noncommittal grunt, then I allow a single tear to flow down my cheek.
     
  15. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    That's rich coming from you


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
     
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  16. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    And I would reply, "please tell me more about your failing company."
     
  17. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    also tbf, the second is basically the British response too, however, it would only be expressed in a word or two as you say.
     
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  18. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    None of those things, but I did done just voted! [face_flag]
     
  19. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Oh god, the Big Fail virus is spreading, Ender Sai

    Save me
     
  20. Bowen

    Bowen Force Ghost star 5

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    Haha, well hopefully not failing! At least we're making money, but since last year was a record year, and this year is our worst in 4 years, it's not a positive trend. On the plus side I try to see everything as a positive -- I have redone all of our marketing efforts, am totally remaking the Website and its content, and as a result we've seen our Google rankings go from in some cases page 13 to page 2, page 5 to #1, #2, or #3, and I feel like finally we're doing things the right way. I think the success last year made me complacent, like we'd just grow simply because of time passing, rather than hard work being put into it. I've worked twice as hard this year for 1/4 as much money, but at least we're starting to see some signs of a turnaround (signed a $10,000 client two Fridays ago, a $5,000 last week, and discussing another $5,000 this week). I just wake up each day trying to be positive and thinking, this will work, we can do it, but it starts with hard work!
     
  21. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Wow, it's not like you to brag. Steady on.
     
  22. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    Jeez, I don't need this guy's whole life story.
     
  23. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Did that really just happen?
     
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  24. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Blimey, I'm feeling' the sudden necessity to go on down to the hootenanny and start doin' fabulous!
     
  25. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    Cor, that's an excellent impression of BigAl6ft6
     
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