How Are You?

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How Are You?
Two Californians meet on the road. They shake hands. One says "How are you?", whereupon the other replies "How are you?"

Two Brits meet on the road. They shake hands. One says "How are you?", whereupon the other replies "Fine, fine, very well, thank you. How are you?" Note the same exchange occurs no matter how rotten either of these two people feels on that particular day.

Two Germans meet on the road. They shake hands. One says [translation provided by w7] "How are you?", whereupon the other without doubt enumerates several minor or major maladies and annoyances of life, or equally typical replies with "Frag’ net" – "Don’t get me started just how bad it is." Note the frustrating absence of positive attitude.

Symptomatic greeting exchanges. Can anyone provide more variations to the above?