I mean, I hate the question in general, because nobody wants to know the answer, so why not just end it at hello? But now I've begun to dread it, because I'm not a vacuous person who can smile and pretend it doesn't mean anything when you ask me that. So when I shrug and say 'okay,' I expect you to take that at face value. And I mean okay, considering my son is dead, not okay in general.
Yesterday someone actually answered me with 'just okay?' and when I confirmed, he proceeded to assure me that I would feel better on the weekend. Umm, actually, no, I prefer weekdays, but thanks for ignoring the reality of my life.