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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. Zapdos

    Zapdos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Jan 7, 2013
    "thanks, you too"
     
  2. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    That works too. Never answer the question, just ask it right back, with a heavy emphasis on the word "you" so it sounds like an accusation.
     
  3. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Mar 12, 2005
    Fine, thanks.
     
  4. Rew

    Rew Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I say, "I'm well. How are you?" (Or sometimes "I'm good. How are you?") I typically say well, but sometimes good creeps in if I'm tired or lazy. But the "How are you?" is a constant and indispensable to me. When someone asks how you are, it's only polite to ask how they're doing in return. :)
     
  5. Zapdos

    Zapdos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    i have decided that if trump wins i will accept one american refugee into my home. but i will do all the cooking. it's not cus i'm good at, i just don't like fried mayo served on a sugary bed of salt

    this was the wrong thread
     
  6. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    Was it though?
     
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  7. Jedi Master Scorpio

    Jedi Master Scorpio Jedi Master star 4

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    I am doing well, thank you for asking.

    If I am speaking to one of my Tribal Elders, it is: Miigwech niibwa, nminoyaa go
     
  8. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    Mar 14, 2004
    "not much"
     
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  9. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    I'm super, thanks for asking.
     
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  10. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    I'd have thought a better tom reply would look like this:

    "How are you today tom?"
    "Yes."
     
  11. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Nah, tom's funnier than that.
     
  12. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    Back to form I see harps, nice.
     
  13. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Back to huh?


    I think you took that wrong, dude... that was a compliment to Tom, not a... whatever, to you.
     
  14. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

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    "I'm doing pretty well, thanks! How are you?"

    Although I calibrate the colloquialness of my response to the question I was asked.

    Q: How are you doing?
    A: (See above)

    Q: How you doin'?
    A: Good! How are you?

    Q: How you doin'?
    A: (Profoundly ignore speaker. Anyone worth being interested in has a better pickup line than that.)
     
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  15. Sniper_Wolf

    Sniper_Wolf Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nov 26, 2002
    Still alive.
     
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  16. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

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    Dec 18, 2012
    Just dandy and you?
     
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  17. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Dec 16, 2012
    "Lite trött och sliten men annars bra."
     
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  18. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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    Lately, I have been mostly saying nothing, but busting a few slut drops
     
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  19. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Feb 18, 2005
    Depends on how I feel.
     
  20. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I don't even answer the question. I go straight to "thanks, how are you?"

    If I have a cold I'll use the opportunity to warn them to keep a distance. Unless I have a great disdain for them, in which case I give them a big hug and walk away with a smile as explosions erupt behind me.
     
  21. DebonaireNerd

    DebonaireNerd Jedi Master star 5

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    Nov 9, 2012
    I voted for good. I'm also impressed that you avoided decency by suffixing two thirds the replies with, "...and yourself?"

    I get great pleasure in not reciprocating the curiosity.
     
  22. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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    Feb 18, 2001
    Why do you assume people are asking whether or not you're evil?
     
  23. a star war

    a star war Jedi Master star 4

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    Don't they say "how are you going?" where you're from? What's that about?
     
  24. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    Mar 14, 2004
    dibs
     
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  25. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Aug 16, 2002
    My answer is probably going to be "terrible" even more often now.
     
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