I can't stand asking how people are doing so I don't because I honestly could care less. I'm a cashier at a grocery store and I simply say "Hi, how can I help you?". Some of those god damn customers get so bent out of shape just because I didn't ask them. And when they do ask me, I say "fine thank you" and no ask them the same in return. Seems like everyone has been brainwashed into thinking that's how conversations should start. Now something like an interview for a job would be different. I'd be willing to suck up and ask the interviewer how they were doing in a heart beat. What do you guys think? I live in America, and people EVERYWHERE, not just at work ask me this. Most never even stop to here your response. Besides, even if I were doing bad, it's not like they would want to here about it. Nor is it any of their business. If I just got stabbed in the neck, it's none of their business. If I had my car repossessed, THAT sure as hell is none of their business. I know this is very random... But it is so annoying. Why ask if you don't care?