Please Stop Using ‘How Are You?’ as a Casual Greeting

The grocery store clerk casually asks me, “How are you?” as he rings up my items — spoils of war, really, because getting dressed, driving to the store, and picking up what I need for next week’s meals requires a Herculean effort. It’s such a small errand, but it takes a lot out of someone like me with a chronic illness.

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