Well isn't that a fine how do you do...
...or lack thereof.
Over the last few weeks I have noticed a trend and I wonder if it is just me. Its happened more via the phone than in person. If I were to call you saying the following how would you respond (in a business setting)
Hey (insert name here) This is March calling from _____. How are you?
As of late I do the following pleasantries and the response I get from "adults" is a simple "good". Not a "Good thanks, you?"
Part of me takes it as this person is a cold mother effer who just wants to get off the phone. You don't know me..so why are you asking me how I am?
I am not offended but that awkward silence you get of "good" is just so unsatisfying to me. I don't need to know (nor do I honestly care when it comes down to it) how this person REALLY is.
Perhaps I need to start being more forward.
David, this is March calling..I am not here to make friends or see how you are..this is a business call so lets get down to it. I don't care if you don't have a moment or if you are not ready..i called because I need answers...can you give them to me?
A simple "Fine thanks" will do. Extra points if I get a "fine thanks, you?"