There are two kinds of people; one who talks non-stop nonsense like me and another who rarely utters a word.
I have known a man for 10 years and all that I could get out of him as reply to my greetings is: “Hmmm.”
How are you?
How is family?
It so happened I met him along with his wife yesterday.
“How are you?” I asked.
“Hmmm,” he replied as usual.
And then his wife took off. “Oh, you are that guy. My husband has told me about you. Oh, you are from Chennai. You have two daughters. Oh…,” on and on she went. Finally, she took a deep breath and asked: “How is your family?”
“Hmmm,” I replied and took to my heels.
It dawned on me why her husband just says “Hmmm.” She takes care of the rest.