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Posted: 8/13/2007 5:38:35 AM EDT
You often meet the same people day to day. You get the typical "hows it going"?. Its easy to say fine or OK, but lets hear some unusual responses. "Its a great day to be me" or "Im having more fun than stomping baby chickens".

For the sake of argument, lets assume that youve already had some coffee, so "F-You buddy' is out.

Thanks.

Link Posted: 8/13/2007 5:40:17 AM EDT
my usual reply is "If it was any better, I'd be doing something illegal"
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 5:40:45 AM EDT
I'm not saying dupe. Just posting a helpful link. There are some good ones here:
www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=606690
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 5:41:47 AM EDT
Horse Horse Tiger Tiger (马马虎虎) = so so.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 5:46:25 AM EDT
"It's goin'. I'm not sure where, but it's goin'."


My standard response.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 5:49:14 AM EDT
Whenever people at my job say it, it's always really obviously smug or sarcastic, so I answer in the same way. 'It is AWESOME!!!!11'
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 5:52:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2007 5:53:26 AM EDT by NoStockBikes]
It's always kind of funny to start in with a sob story (when strangers do the "how's it going" and obviously have no interest in how it's actually going)

"Hey, how's it going?"
"Not so great... My dog had a stroke last Sunday."
or
"I dunno, I'm waiting to hear some test results from the doctor. No news is good news, right?"
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 5:53:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NoStockBikes:
It's always kind of funny to start in with a sob story (when strangers do the "how's it going"

"Hey, how's it going?"
"Not so great... My dog had a stroke last Sunday."
or
"I dunno, I'm waiting to hear some test results from the doctor. No news is good news, right?"


I've thought of that, try to come up with something really bizarre and off the wall so they would never ask again.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 5:57:02 AM EDT
I always like the comments when somebody is injured or sick.


What is said:
hey, how ya doing?
good, how are you?

What is meant:
hey, how ya doing?
how the fuck does it look like I'm doing?
I've got a broken leg, broken ribs, and I'm on oxygen.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:08:42 AM EDT
"It's your world, I'm just living in it"

"Any better and they'd have to surgically remove the smile from my face"

"Any better and I could charge admission"

"fair to middlin' "

Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:10:04 AM EDT
I always say SUPER!
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:13:51 AM EDT
Sometimes, my answer is

"It's goin' better than a kick in the balls, but just barely." That usually ends the conversation.

If I'm in the mood for small talk, I'll say "Exactly like it should be goin', how about you?"

More and more these days, the answer is the former and not the latter, not sure why.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:16:35 AM EDT
From the book "Superfudge" by Judy Blume, remembered from childhood, though I googled to get the wording exactly right:

“Hello, I’m Bert. You must be Ernie.”
“That’s right,” my father said, playing along with him. “How are you, Bert?”
“Well, I’ll tell you,” Fudge said. “My liver’s turning green and my toenails are falling off.”
“Sorry to hear that, Bert,” my father said. “Maybe tomorrow will be a better day.”
“Yes, maybe,” Fudge said.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 6:30:39 AM EDT
Q. How's it going?

A. Shitty, but thanks for asking.

I use it all the time. Even with complete strangers.

Or on better days...

Q. How's it going?

A. If it were going any better, there'd be two of me standing here.
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