I cannot express myself as beautifully as AA Gill, far from it, but when my six year old son began responding to everything (ie. life, school, dinner, cartoons) as being “Not bad”, I knew something had to be said.
I mean, could there be a more anodyne, dull, lifeless response to the everyday poser of “How are you?” than “Not bad”.
So I looked up in online forums where people have posed funny answers to the “How are you?” inquiry. The problem is the answers are all so goddamn dark and bitter…
So I gave my boy some responses from the Thesaurus, which will hopefully spark up his six yr old conversational imagination:
Please email me or tweet me any top responses @jonomarcus to pass on to junior.