Really? What is up or down — is this even a question to ask? I really get pissed-off when someone greets me with What’s up. Did you mean, what is happening in my life? What aspects of my life do you really want to know? Are you a close friend of mine who may ask what is going on in my life? I get super annoyed if someone who is not a close friend or a family greets me with What’s up.
Haven’t seen you in a long time
Dude … Am I supposed to meet you periodically so that you don’t have to say this? The most annoying part of this is — it sounds like complaining. If it is a complain then, the person saying “Haven’t seen you in a long time” is guilty of the same crime. Why can’t we just avoid this sentence as a greeting and rather use it in a normal conversation?
Aww … Haven’t heard from you for a while
This is similar to — Haven’t seen you in a long time. Am I the one to call you regularly to pour my sweet voice into your ears, or you may call once in a while too? At least, I have called you now — rather than calling never or later. Why don’t you greet just by appreciating that? 🙂 Yes, I know what you are thinking. Relatives who are older than you generally assume that it the responsibility of the younger relatives to call them periodically.
Can I help you with anything?
This is another annoying greeting when I am trying to explore in a store. Can’t it start with something else like — “Good morning. I am around and please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any question.” When a salesperson greets me with — Can I help you with anything today — I sometimes say — No, I am just browsing. I do not know in particular why I get annoyed with this greeting in a store. Probably because it sounds a bit push-selling kind.
It sounds like a royal joke. It looks fine in writing but when someone utters the word — Greetings — it sounds like the person is in a funny costume acting like a king’s or queen’s minister.
Concluding remark: Let us know if you are annoyed at any of the greetings above, or if there are other greetings that make you uncomfortable.
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