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.