Tuesday, September 08, 2009
The point is, in the cases discussed above, you rarely expect an answer. In fact, you sometimes don’t even bother waiting for a reply. A brief monosyllable, heard faintly while you go about your business will suffice. But a long conversation that requires the ‘asker’ to stand and wait and listen and wait and listen and wait… certainly not happening.
Sorry to hurt your feelings but in most cases it’s a passing thing. (When you say it on the phone, it’s different. Then, you and the person you are engaging in a telephonic conversation with are probably out of topics. Or it’s usually applied right after the phone has been answered. My best advice is, hang up after the point is made.)
So the next time you really want to have a meaningful conversation, please refrain from starting it with the very very silly “wassup”. It hardly means anything and does not give (at least me) a feeling that you really want to know what is really on with my life/work/mind/day/orwhateveritis. Ask me the question you want to ask. Because if truth be told, I sometimes may not have an answer to the vague, ambiguous, frightening, "wassup". So be nice and speak it out silly.