Be careful what you say – some people aren’t listening

28 Mar

Sometimes I get a little weary of always having to explain to well-meaning people how I am feeling.
The other day I decided to be a little cryptic in my reply. A medical person asked me how I was, and I replied, “I am not as good as I was yesterday but definitely better than I will be tomorrow!” The medico responded, “Oh, that’s good” and I nearly brained him.

How often do we ask questions and expect the usual platitudinal answer. How often do we not hear answers to the questions we ask other people? And perhaps I especially need to be careful how I answer people lest someone really believe a facetious answer I may give.


Posted by on 28 March, 2011 in Humor, Personal


2 Responses to Be careful what you say – some people aren’t listening

  1. annette

    29 March, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    good one!!! so the title should read”be careful how you answer coz people may not be listening”

  2. Helen

    1 April, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Many years ago I was taught by a very wise lady not to ask ‘how are you?’ unless I had the time to listen and respond to the answer.

    If asked she always gave a very truthful and thorough answer – if one looked rather taken about or restless she would always say – don’t ask if you don’t want the answer!

    I try hard not to ask ‘how are you?’ unless I am genuinely interested in the answer.


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