Ever wonder when questions became greetings? People say to me, "Hey Nettie, how are you?" But come on, do they really want to know? I usually say, "I'm fine," or something to that variant. But what happens if I say something like, "I have to go out to my car to talk on the phone cause I can't find my regular charger, and much as I love playing in the rain, it's really annoying." I'm guessing it would be along the lines of, "Oh. Okay. Um, sorry," as they wander off with a confused look on their face, going, "Whatever happened to cheerful Nettie?" Then I would just sit back laughing.
"What are you thinking?" "Well, actually, I was wondering why they're making a Tarzan II when they already made a Tarzan and Jane sequel, so rightfully it should be called something like Tarzan: The Beginning, because it is the second Tarzan sequel; so it isn't Two, but it is set before Tarzan and Jane, actually sort of in the middle of the original Tarzan story, so maybe it should be called Tarzan: In the Middle. Why?" "Sure, OK. Uh, just curious."
"So what's up?" I might say "The sky." Which usually elicits a "You're so weird, Nettie." "And you're just now figuring this out?" But usually I just say, "Nothing much," figuring they really don't want to know. This bothers me; I want to come up with some snarkily brilliant reply that stops them in their tracks and makes them think, "Wow, Nettie is so weird." But then again, when people that really want to know what's up ask me this, I draw a blank. I never know what to say to this seemingly simple question. I guess it depends on whether the person really wants to know, or just thinks that they want to know. Because it might be a surprise if they are just being 'polite'. And if you really want to know? Well, I just hope you're ready for the ride.