How are you? Fine, thank you....and you?
Truth: I'm terrible and I'll thank you NOT to ask me that again. I don't care how you are, please just leave me alone.
How is your business? Great - having a good year.
Truth: You just HAD to ask. Did you want to rub it in my face that you are doing so well? It has been our worst year on record and we are hoping to keep the doors open at least another year.