For many “how are you” is really “how am I”. These individuals start the conversation with such a phrase only to continually talk about themselves. Their introduction is truly not meant to be taken literally or even figuratively but just an excuse to open the door on their own life’s perils. For once you start talking about how you are actually doing the conversation seems to end that is until you return the favor and listen and listen and…. you get the point. Therefore once they say those words I know my answer is only one word said in my head and not polite enough to write in this blog piece.