People are hypocrits. Why do folks say "Hi, how are you?" when they really don't give a shit how you are....cause I feel like crap today (coughing, sore throat, general ugh) but ghod forbid I actually say anything like that....people are asking that question as they are walking past you...they don't really want a response.
(Okay, this was more of a mini-rant than just a Deep Thought. But it feels good to get it off my congested chest)
How hard is it to just say "Good morning" or "Good afternoon" or "Good evening" instead? Easy, I do that all the time.
Also, if you aren't going to come to a lecture, stop gushing over the topic when the flyer is being posted. From all the reaction the announcement I got about "For the Love of Chocolate" you'd think there would be 30 people coming to the talk. I had 4 the first session and 3 at the second. I hate hypocrits.