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Old 02-12-2003, 09:32 AM   #1
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What is the appropriate response to "hey, what's up/happening?"

This will sound like a very stupid question, but I will ask anyway, since I got such interesting responses to the smilie question.

When someone (usually a guy) says to you, "hey, what's up?" or "hey, what's happening?"

Is this just code for "hi how are you" so you just say "hey" back, or should you actually answer about what you've been up to/what is happening?

I always answer the question in full detail, but maybe that is incredibly nerdy.
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Old 02-12-2003, 09:40 AM   #2
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i usually say something simple like "not much, whats up with you?"

or something stupid like "chillin like Bob Dylan"

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Old 02-12-2003, 09:45 AM   #3
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I always just say 'not much' no matter what i've been up to. Sometimes small talk is annoying because i always feel so uncomfortable.....I'm not really sure why.
god i'm a right boring guy!

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I always just say 'not much' no matter what i've been up to. Sometimes small talk is annoying because i always feel so uncomfortable.....I'm not really sure why.
Me too. I hate small talk.
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Old 02-12-2003, 10:38 AM   #5
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Me too. I hate small talk.
*phew*
i'm not the only one then! hehe.

after the xmas holidays everyone always asked 'how was your xmas, how was your new year' and i know its polite, cus i have asked it myself, but i always answered 'the usual' because it was teh usual, so i started to anwer 'pretty crap actually' to some people cus it was more interesting! haha.
I obviouslsy did this to 'acquantances', and basically to people i don't really speak to much.

OK i'm not a freak i promise

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Re: What is the appropriate response to "hey, what's up/happening?"

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Is this just code for "hi how are you" so you just say "hey" back, or should you actually answer about what you've been up to/what is happening?
I think it is code for "I find you attractive, please start talking to me...."
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"How are you?" also bothers me.. unless it comes from family.
They dont really want to know how you're doing. They dont want to sit there for 10 minutes while you tell them how much your life sucks Its always just "Good how are you?"

Small talk
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I say "not much, how about you?" if someone asks me what's up.. if they ask how I am I just say "good, you?" or something like that
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Big Grin

I always say: Ah you know same-o same-o

This thread reminds of that comercial of
the guys at the bar who say to eachother
Ha youa doing and the out of towner
country fella starts going on and on
about his day..
Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
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i'm boring too...i answer every time the exact same way..."hey..nothing much..you?"

the worst is when you're walking down the path to or from class and you see someone going the opposite way and they say that...hmm...like i can describe the current state of my life in the 3.7 seconds it takes to pass you...
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yeah, I usually just say "not much" or if I'm having a bad day I might and then they kind of have this surprised look on their face, like they wish they hadn't asked (I usually do this to a co-worker or an acquaintance)

and a similar question that I hate, is when someone calls you on the phone and instead of saying "hi, how are you?", they say something like "hey, whatcha doing?" like it's really any of their business what I'm doing I might be watching tv, doing laundry, on the computer, taking a nap, etc...I'm supposed to tell them exactly what I'm doing?
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I usually reply with,

I like the color navy blue, jalapenos, Orange Fanta and squishy things, would you like to shower with me?
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Old 02-12-2003, 12:23 PM   #13
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When you ask somebody, "What's up?" the most annoying answer is the sarcastic, "The sky."

I usually just say, "Nothing much." OR...if I don't like the person...I suddenly pour out all of my problems very rapidly, ensuring that they will never ask me "What's up?" ever again.
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Old 02-12-2003, 12:28 PM   #14
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"Hey what's up?"
-"Not so much"
"Ah, I see."
-"Yes."
"Well, bye..."
-"Yes, bye..."

Small talk...
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I usually say stuff like oh I am good. That scarifice to satan went great last night.
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