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What Do You Say When You See Someone?



Who knew this factoid, though it does make sense...


So unless you plan on calling me, don't plan on me responding with a "hello!"  It would not be appropriate.  Something more along the lines of, "Get the hell off my foot!" might be the reaction you get.  Or maybe "WTF?!?!?!"

Just sayin...

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"Salve" or "Ciao".

ETA at the phone we say "Pronto" that means " I'm ready".

Edited by laPapessaGiovanna
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Believe it or not I have lovely manners irl, most of the time.  I chew quietly and with my mouth closed, I apologize profusely when I accidentally shove someone off of a curb, I remove my opera gloves before shaking hands with heads of state and the Pope...but at no other time.

But I am sure my sainted mother is glad she never lived to hear how rude I am when I answer the phone.  I have two greetings and you can tell my mood by which one I use:

"This is Buffy*"  I'm in a good mood.  I took the time to speak an entire sentence fragment to you...clearly welcoming.  If you insist on saying hello or asking how I am I will sigh and humor your need for insipid niceties.

"Buffy*"  Clipped tone - get to it.  Ask me how I'm doing and you will get a "fine - you? what do you need?" in rapid fire which allows no time for you to answer indicates I don't care how you are and am annoyed at the intrusion.

*Although I do use my actual name - although I'm thinking if I start using Buffy maybe people will get confused and stop calling me.  Something to think about.

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