"You say: Hey, how are you doing?
They say: Not much... You?
You say: Hey, what's going on?
They say: Pretty good, you?"
We all know this goes on - but he's the first to call it to the table for discussion. And now I can't go anywhere without noticing how true it really is.
Last night I bumped into a neighbor - literally. He was exiting the elevator. I was entering with Hunny - who wanted to taste his shoes (but that's a story for another time). He's a very nice guy and always willing to make conversation - mostly smalltalk - but it's obvious he's not listening. Here's our exchange:
Him : How are you?
Me : Fine thanks
Him : Good, n'you?
Me : [hesitation] Right on
Him : OK
Me : Bagel
[the elevator door closed]
Now, either he wasn't listening and he completely missed it.
OR he thought I wasn't listening and he's blogging the same thing about me right now.
OR we both noticed and we're too self-absorbed to stop and laugh with each other about that absurd exchange.