My body hates me too. On my bad emotional days I really hate it back. You are not alone. I've been answering 'how are you' with a shrug lately and then answering the followup 'what's wrong' with my body hates me. That one gets some very funny looks from people.
Am I the only one that hates the, "Good morning. How are you?" question? It is really a horrible habit our society has. I'm a realist and always honest so if you don't really care how I am don't ask me. And certainly don't say that when you're walking down the hall past me. I always say good morning, afternoon, evening but never follow it up with the obligatory, "how are you?" Others find that odd. Nanci
You are not the only one. I absolutely despise the greeting. I've gone off on a few people over it. If I'm having a bad day and they actually stop to talk I tell them not to ask questions they don't actually want the answers to. If passing in the hall I just say hi back and ignore the rest. Most times my default answer is alive either because i don't want to talk about it or its none of their damn business but i refuse to lie. Alive is truthful. Have you noticed that most people don't raise you didn't ask and automatically respond with 'good, how about you?' I've noticed that a lot. No one actually pays attention and a real answer throws people off. I've answered with 'alive but wish i wasn't' and got an automatic 'that's good' as if I'd answered that i was good.
My dad only asks people, including me, "How is your day going?" "Hey did you get that washer fixed?" etc. I've adopted this as both my questions, and for my answers to "How are you?" It's been working.