Daily Prompt: Plead the Fifth

What question do you hate to be asked? Why?

How are you?

No way.

Not again.

Not this question.

I’m seriously amazed by every human beings who don’t get tired of asking this. Won’t you get sick of it? Ever since I started working at my current workplace, I have wasted a hell lot time dealing with people who asked this question. I can’t stand all the vague conversations I always hear from people, especially those from my workplace. I get that question day in, day out to the extent that I came up with a list of standard reply I should give whenever they asked.

1. I’m fine / good / great / alright / tired

2. Could be better, could be worse

3. Neither dead nor alive

4. Still breathing

Pessimistic? That’s none of your business. There! I said it!

Well, how could it be possible for me not to use this question then? The thing is, I will only ask when I am really concerned about this particular friend. Truthfully and sincerely. I wouldn’t ask if I don’t care. But that’s for me.

So, I was saying, ‘How are you?’

Daily Prompt: Plead the Fifth


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