Wednesday, May 09, 2012
As a kid whenever someone asked how I was doing my answer was, "I'm good! How are you?" Seems pretty normal, right? Well, somewhere along the line I heard that one guy who answered my "how are you doing?" with, "I'm well, thanks." And my life was forever changed.
I know that "good" is a totally fine and socially accepted answer - but for some reason I just can't get myself to say it anymore. But, at the same time, I feel like people who say, "I'm well," are so hoity-toity. You know...the foy-foy types who make SURE you know how smart they are. Whenever it comes out of my mouth I just feel like poop.
Tonight was a perfect example. I was walking through Macy's when I was greeted by a lady behind the purse counter. She was very kind and said, "Hi, Ma'am - how are you tonight?" I replied with, "I'm well, thanks - how are you?" She came back with, "I'm good. I mean, I'm well, I'm doing really well."
She corrected herself because I had used the word well instead of good. You could even tell that she was a bit embarrassed because she totally stumbled over every word that came after good.
I cursed myself for saying well. I always say, "I'm doing great," or "I'm fantastic, thanks," just to avoid making anyone feel like they need to use correct grammar around me.
Then I thought about my blog (I swear it is my fifth child), and figured I could ask my cyber friends how they handle this situation. Does it bother you when people say a certain word? Is good okay to say? Do you feel that those who answer with well are uppity English majors?
BDEM: Rob and I had dinner with some of the Korean men he is in business with...although taking Korean's out for sushi just seems wrong...not sure why!
Water: 40 oz
Posted by Melissa