I ran into someone I haven’t seen in years the other day and he asked me what was going on and I responded “oh… soooo much” in a weird, affected, sigh-like manner. And I had every intention of beginning to tell this person every minuscule detail of how shitty and frustrating and irritating my life and almost every person (including, and perhaps, most importantly, myself) in it has been for the past few weeks that I didn’t even feel compelled to counter with the obligatory “and what about you?”
But I did anyway, to be polite.
AND NOT THAT ANY OF THAT IS NORMAL OR APPROPRIATE…
but he responded, “…much less” and turned around.