Saturday, October 14, 2017

Why I detest the word 'better'

'Hello,' they say, 'Are you better?'
What do they mean?
Am I not quite as ill as I was last time I saw them, or am I, (drumroll) cured?
What the hell do they mean, and how on earth can I answer them without coming across as either whinging, pernickety or downright rude?
I usually try to mumble something like 'Oh, not too bad today, thanks, how are you?'
Better! Hmph!
... exit, grumbling!

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