She’s someone we met through our business who has become a friend of the family. I hadn’t seen her in awhile so when she walked in on Friday I was anxious to catch up.
Me: Hi! Good to see you.
Her: How are you?
Me: Fine, how are you?
…and that was it. One word. That word.
Well, almost. There was this:
Me: How long?
By that I meant, ‘When were you diagnosed?’
But she took it to mean, ‘How long have you got?’