I hate it when I walk in someplace and someone sees me and asks the usual canned questions. Most of the time, since people know I have health problems, I get this one.
“Donna! How are you feeling?”
I have fibromyalgia and I live with chronic pain… all the time, every day. I don’t get better. I spend most of the time cooped up in my house because every time I go out to do something if wipes me out. If I make it to an event or to church (once in a blue moon) I always get asked that question by everyone and the last thing I want to do is tell the truth.
“I feel like shit, how about you?” (Smile)
The thing that irritates me the most is that most people don’t really care about the answer. It is just like when people say, “Hey, how are you doing?” It is just one of those things that people say to have something to say. I have had people ask me that dreaded question and then walk off before I could say anything so they could greet the next person and say, “Hey, so-n-no, it’s good to see you! How have you been?”
It would be better to just say, “It is so good to see you” and leave it at that.
Of course I know people mean well. It is just a matter of which shoes you walk in. This has made me more aware of how other’s feel. I think a little longer before I speak now.