Work, Introversion and Sarcasm

People do it all the time. You walk into your job:

You: “Mornin’. How ya doin’? What’s goin’ on?”

Whoever you were talking to: “Whole lotta nuthin'”

While we’re probably all used to that, were we *really* being super-nosey and drastically invading anyone’s personal space?  I think not. And so I ask: when you get the person who says “whole lotta nuthin'” (even though you didn’t probe for any specific thing” and/or the person who always replies vaguely with: “ohhh, a little o’ this and a little o’ that”, have you ever felt like making a smart-ass and sarcastic reply? I have. But I haven’t done it.

It’d be funny to see how someone reacts if you said: “hey Joan! Mornin’. whats new?”   and when she says “a whole lotta nuthin’ ” to nonchalantly reply: “oh. That’s too bad, that life is so boring for you. I was just hoping that you’d reveal if yer husband cums inside you or if you let him splatter all over your face. (Shrug). Not much new with me, either. See ya.”……

It’s just a bit weird, when you *aren’t* asking directly/specifically for anything personal and the other person *still* acts/reacts as if they’re scared to death anyway, to say anything whatever about themselves. So why not really freak ’em out with some sarcasm? Its tempting. But work would not be the place to do it. But still…

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