Strangers who politely ask you "How are you doing?" can fuck off

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  1. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    I was walking my dog and some genius is walking past us and says "How are you doing?" as we quickly pass each other. WTF? By the time I answer, he's 15+ feet in the other direction.

    What is the deal with this pretend, fake, bullshit conversation all of you insist on having?

    You don't care how the other person is doing, yet you ask anyway? You don't want to hear a response other than a one or two word fake answer, but you ask anyway? On the flipside, the person being asked doesn't want to share a thing with you or any other stranger, yet you ask anyway?. "How am I doing? My alcoholic mother just had a stroke and my teenage son is in jail, plus I have herpes... oh wait, even though you asked me a question, I'm not really suppose to give a real answer, nevermind..." So instead the other idiot says, "Good. How are you?" because if he doesn't return the question, then he's the rude asshole.




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  2. nazdrowie

    nazdrowie Sultan of Sweat Gold

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    I'm guessing you haven't scored the drugs yet
     
  3. Maschine Zeit

    Maschine Zeit Well-Known Member

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  4. Gas Face

    Gas Face Well-Known Member

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    It's just another way of saying hello. lighten up.
     
  5. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    Asking fake questions to get fake answers under the guise of pretending to give a fuck.

    No. I will not lighten up.
     
  6. Micheal Kenyon

    Micheal Kenyon Here

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    When I go out walking, I put on shades, a plaid shirt and striped shorts. I go complete mismatch in every direction. People think I'm out of my mind and go out of their way to avoid me. It's fantastic!
     
  7. ice cream

    ice cream Well-Known Member

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    this..ice breaker if you will
    better than looking at you like he wants to kill you and say nothing
     
  8. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? Gold

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    Christ, you must be the unhappiest person on earth.
     
  9. TripTo My Taint

    TripTo My Taint Well-Known Member

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    Tell them. Tell them all.
     
  10. ice cream

    ice cream Well-Known Member

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    you must be from ny pierre :coffee:
     
  11. Tigger Please

    Tigger Please VIP Extreme Gold

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    Yes. It is a rhetorical question meant as a salutation.
     
  12. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    I know genius. That's doesn't make it any less ridiculous.
     
  13. Phan Neepack

    Phan Neepack Well-Known Member

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    Stop blaming others for your perpetual bad mood
     
  14. Tigger Please

    Tigger Please VIP Extreme Gold

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    Well, since rhetorical implies that no real answer to question is expected, "hello" is usually a sufficient acknowledgement.
     
  15. crazypreacher

    crazypreacher Maker of Lists Gold

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    I do it and will continue to do it. cuz I'm nice.
     
  16. Mur

    Mur soon

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    Just Peachy VIP Extreme Gold

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    Exactly. It's just part of being a social species. :lo5:

    Lighten up, Francis.
     
  18. Gitfiddle

    Gitfiddle Live Deliciously

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    You got a greeting, it starts with an 'H'

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  19. Nickthedick

    Nickthedick Absotutely

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    "FINE THANKS" You sound like an asshole who should have his fucking teeth knocked out instead. What kind of a fucking asshole are you?
     
  20. Tigger Please

    Tigger Please VIP Extreme Gold

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    I'm a pretty friendly person. But sometimes I am not in the greatest of moods. I'm fine with "How are you doing?" but when some a-hole walks up and says brightly and condescendingly "Smile!!! It's not the end of the world!!!!!" I want to disembowel them with one of those flat wooden spoons you use to eat an Italian ice.