fine… is not fine. #socs

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?
Fine.

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?
I’m fine.

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.
Fine.

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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©2018 what sandra thinks
This was posted for Stream of Consciousness Saturday (no editing allowed!) for which the prompt was fine.

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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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29 Responses to fine… is not fine. #socs

  1. Karyn says:

    I like this style. Good post.

    Like

  2. Write it out, man! I’m glad to see you found some mojo. 😊

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  3. J-Dub says:

    Exactly! I never saw the quote before and for that reason it is magic to me. Fine is definitely not fine at all!

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  4. Donnalee says:

    I have to say that I actually do now use FINE to mean ‘leave me the hell alone since I am trying to finish this conversation that is going nowhere since you wan’t accept the truth that I am saying so I will tell you I am fine and hope you get the hint and stop talking OR are fooled into believing it means something good’. I am sort of amazed that the word really suits that meaning for many people.

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  5. This decluttering is doing you good. Keep at it!

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  6. Simon says:

    Fine is never fine! Good to see you writing 😀

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  7. Marquessa says:

    My “fine” means “whatever (*insert eye roll*), do what you want and you’ll pay for it later”.

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  8. Tony Burgess says:

    Fine is a loaded four-letter word that means any number of things. It’s the eye roll of words.

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  9. christyjo513 says:

    The part when you ask how I am and “I’m fine” yeah totally me! My hubby learned this quickly 😉 I am NOT fine

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  10. Ok, that’s fine 😀
    Sorry, but I am glad you are fine enough to let it all out, and let the expression of that confusion be opened up and felt…only then will fine not be fine enough 😀 ❤

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  11. 😂😂 yes. I can relate to this.

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  12. I love this and your sarcasm…..I bet your resting bitch face is always on point eh? LOL

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