I’ve always felt awkward answering the question “how are you?” although it is just a standard greeting around these parts.
“Y’alroight?” my local friends holler, as they rush past on their way about their busy lives. I’ve started to just reply “hi”, with a smile if I can muster one up.
If neither of us are in a rush, I might say “You know… hanging in there” (no stranger to gallows humour).
How are you?
I haven’t a clue.