"How are you?" Do you have an original response?

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  1. MsDora profile image94
    MsDoraposted 7 years ago

    "How are you?"  Do you have an original response?

    Or have you heard a response that you consider original and impressive?  Thanks for sharing.


  2. forall profile image60
    forallposted 7 years ago

    Alhamdu Lillah, in Arabic. Translation: Thanks be to God (For the state I am in, bad or good). I like this answer and I use it.

    1. MsDora profile image94
      MsDoraposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I like it too.  Thanks.

  3. Eric Calderwood profile image78
    Eric Calderwoodposted 7 years ago

    I was just talking to my son about this last week and jokingly said that the next time someone asks me how I am, I should respond with a line from the kids movie Sky High and reply, "Regrettably I have made boom boom."

    1. MsDora profile image94
      MsDoraposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, that's cute.

  4. nightwork4 profile image58
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    i'm content and happy. i have a new baby and my oldest son is coming home from Calgary for holidays and i haven't seen him in over a year.

  5. Conservative Lady profile image70
    Conservative Ladyposted 7 years ago

    The most amusing answer I've heard to this question was when I was at the local gas station paying for soda. It was a very hot and humid day. Lot's of customers stopping for drinks or ice cream - the store was super busy. I asked the clerk "how are you" and his reply "I'm just living the dream." I loved that he could share his sense of humor in his very busy day. Great question!

  6. profile image56
    Squirrelgonzoposted 7 years ago

    Just another day in paradise! (Used when asked by my chain of command.)


  7. antiliberal profile image59
    antiliberalposted 7 years ago

    I was OK but I'm getting over it.  Confused looks follow.

  8. yoginijoy profile image66
    yoginijoyposted 7 years ago

    Back in high school, a friend of mine said, that she always knew I was her friend because when I asked her this question of yours, I would stop and listen to the answer.  So... I learned that my ability to listen was considered more important than the actual question.   

    On a lighter note, I like my dad's answer to this, he says in a booming voice to all within hearing distance, known and unknown folks included: "SUPER and GETTING BETTER!" He gets excellent service in restaurants, gas stations, you name it! and lots of smiles too.

  9. feenix profile image59
    feenixposted 7 years ago

    Donna Summer is dead and I'm not feeling so hot myself. ;-)

  10. profile image0
    screamingposted 7 years ago

    I usually say, "If I was any better I couldn't stand myself. How about you?"

  11. profile image0
    oceansiderposted 7 years ago

    Sometimes when someone asks how I am I answer....Not too shabby.

    What I really can't stand though, is when someone asks you how you are, and as you start to answer them, they're already walking away, and didn't even really want to know how I was.  I don't ask someone how they are unless I really want to know How They Are!

    1. MsDora profile image94
      MsDoraposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I know what you mean.  Some people use the line as a greeting, and do not expect a response.  Please don't be offended.  We can't make everybody do what we do.

    2. profile image0
      oceansiderposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, yes I know your are right...thanks!

  12. Catherine Kane profile image86
    Catherine Kaneposted 7 years ago

    I like "Fair to Middlin' " myself.

    It's not fabulous but not terrible either smile

  13. FasterBullbus profile image60
    FasterBullbusposted 7 years ago

    "As Happy As I Have Always Imagined Myself To Be!"

  14. xanzacow profile image68
    xanzacowposted 7 years ago

    Well , if you are really interested, pull up a chair and I'll tell you.

  15. pstraubie48 profile image81
    pstraubie48posted 7 years ago

    I kind of like this one....
    "Do you have an hour?"

    That kind of causes the one who asks to pause and look at you like

    "I am sorry I asked."

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