Have you ever been asked a question and didn't know what to say, so you reach for the infamous default response, also known as:
Maybe you got into a disagreement with a friend and when asked if you were okay, your response is more of a sharp, condescending "I'm fine" type of comeback—rather than the truth.
Or when someone asks how you are doing and you respond with the default "I'm good."
Or maybe you're out shopping with girlfriends and one of them asks you about an outfit she's thinking about getting. You know it's not going to be as flattering on her as it is on the well-to-do mannequin but you don't have the heart to tell her so you say "It'll look great."
GUILTY AS CHARGED...
We can't blame it on good manners because on those days where your attitude begins with a sarcastic reply—being cordial has nothing to do with it. Why can't we be honest and say we're not fine or we're not having a good day today?
CRAZY HOW WE ARE SO PROGRAMMED!
Programmed to think, to say and to behave in certain ways. Maybe it's a subconscious thing, who knows, all I know is that I'm guilty of this behavior too, and I just don't get it.