This quote (from 2 Broke Girls… which was hilarious in the beginning but lost it’s magic for me later…) is the first thing I think of when I hear the word fine. It’s funny as hell, I think… because it’s true.
How do I look?
This does not mean I look good… or even okay. It means there’s something amiss but you
don’t want to are afraid to tell me. Or it means you didn’t even look at me. In most cases, probably the latter.
Are you okay?
Fine does not mean fine here either. It means no. It means I’m upset, angry, frustrated, annoyed, or some other such non-fine emotion. And I bet it’s obvious from my tone. It is not appropriate to end a conversation here. “Okay, good,” is not an acceptable response. Because… I am not fine!
It would help a lot if you could keep this in mind at all times. So…
Can you do that? Can you remember this?
No, I can’t.
By the way, when I say ‘you’ in this post, I don’t mean you. I imagine myself talking to someone else. I’m sure some of you can guess who…
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This was posted for Stream of Consciousness Saturday (no editing allowed!) for which the prompt was fine.