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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ambiguous Peripheral Greetings

I crossed paths with a neighbor of mine earlier this week, and as we were passing each other, I asked how she was doing. She replied, "Pretty good." And as we continued on our respective ways I said, "Good." I meant good as in, it's good that you're good, but I realized that it probably sounded like I thought she asked how I was doing back, which she did not, and I answered, "good." The ambiguity really annoyed me.

1 comment:

  1. I have done this numerous times. Add to that this scenario:

    The other person asks me first how I am; I reply, then ask them; they answer; I inexplicably answer again...?