Friday, April 21, 2006

Old dog, old tricks.

Where I come from if people ask you how you are they want to know. But not in this country, here it has become a greating. At first, I used to tell people how I was but the odd looks on their faces told me I was doing something wrong. This was a hard thing for me to get used to, but I eventually did. Depsite all my years in this country I occasionally forget this rule. Case in point, the other day I was talking to a beautiful woman who works with my wife and she asked me how I was. Distracted, I started to tell her about my walk from the campus of Gibbsville University to my wife's work place. Then, all of a sudden, I realised that all she wanted to hear is "fine". It's not a statement of your actual being, it's just a statement. And that is what the interaction between people has boiled down to, statements. Simple statements that do not allow a conection to form between people. It's all very binary.


TC said...

I'll make an "Ahhmerrican" outta you yet, Gumby!"
big, honking :-)