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HairyLenny  ·  2542 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's your favorite question?

See, when I do it, it's genuine but, "alright?" is used so frequently as a greeting here in the UK that the vast majority of the time, the person asking it doesn't really give a shit. It's sad because there are so many ways to improve a person's day just by giving a few moments just listening to their response.

I used to long for people to ask me, and when they did I'd say I was fine when I wasn't because I suspected they didn't care. No I am fine and when I ask, it's because I care.

There are customers in the store I work at who will now just wander round chatting to me while I work and they leave with a smile (and I smile too) just because I'm willing to listen to them.