posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 12:12 PM
a reply to: RedCairo
I typically use no worries instead... as people always seem to have problems. The courtesy of how are you doing used to actually be meant as hey I've
got time is you want to talk... so it's become just a casual exchange, and the polite thing has turned into not talking about those problems.
In such a manner of people never having the time nor want to have a conversation based on problems then it's rare to start a conversation with the how
are you doing.
I suppose if you lead into a conversation with how are you doing? and they do unload and you say no problem after they just went through all that and
said thanks with; no problem? It could be assumed there was no listening at all.
But yeah semantics... something really needed to communicate effectively. After helping someone with a load of groceries or holding the door... no
problem or no worries, is a just happy to help and be useful.
Easy for that to turn into getting used as well, like ha ha found a rube that does things for free lets burden them up.
Weighs down after a bit, took me years to say... "no" when something was a real inconvenience instead of always dropping everything to help.
edit on 30-7-2016 by BigBrotherDarkness because: (no reason given)