because i really don't.
i know its my job to be polite, and i know that sometimes people have bad days and need to let it all out (hmm, seem to be having one of those right now, hence the blog). but i dont get paid (or tipped) enough to be a therapist. when i ask "how are you", it is really out of obligation, and is pretty much a rhetorical question. respond to me with "good" or "fine" and let's both get on with our lives. don't say "ehhhh life sucks, i dont have a job, blah blah blah" ... what am i supposed to do with that?! cry? offer you my job? because standing there awkwardly doesnt seem to suffice for you. get a blog and leave me alone.