“Hi, How you doing?” is a normal question we ask.
But the reactions vary as per the individual.
Once I asked this to a Mumbai friend and he smiled widely, “King size buddy.”
I was amazed by his positive approach.
Yesterday, I committed the blunder of asking the same question to a cynic.
“How you doing?”
“How do you expect me to do?” he shot back.
“All fine?” I tried to cool him.
“Just because you are doing well, you expect others have no problems,” he continued.
“This earth has six billion people and six billion different issues,” I replied clearly annoyed.
“You know that I am searching for a new job. You never bother to help.”
“I will check out,” I promised.
“Forget it. I need some help. How much you have in your pocket?”
“I have AED600.”
“Wonderful,” I could see the glee in his face. “Could you lend me some?”
“I am coming to that,” I replied. “I have 600. My wife just called me and I need to rush some extra money. Could you please…”
I did not finish the sentence. He had vanished.