You alright?

IMG_7352Gahhhhh People keep asking me “you alright?”.

it’s a greeting here like how’s it going, or how are you? but it drives me crazy because I’m still not used to it and I keep thinking that people think there is something wrong with me. It feels like random people keep asking me if I’m alright.

I guess when I was depressed I was quietly wishing people would ask me if I was alright but here it’s a shorthand greeting and people look at me funny when I launch in to a description of my day.

Actually I am alright.ย I’m steadily getting better at negotiating the Tube, I haven’t gotten lost lately and as I start to get back in to a routine London is starting to feel more and more like home.ย It feels good to have some purpose and this city is growing on me more and more everyday. Work is keeping me very busy, I’m assisting on a great project and although the hours are going to be long and intense the work is amazing and it will place in a solid place to continue my career.

So onwards and upwards and lets have some fun!

 

7 thoughts on “You alright?

  • May 23, 2014 at 11:10 am
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    HAHAHA! I love learning new languages! I had a friend who was scared to go to Italy “because I don’t speak the language”. I told him “Go to England, you don’t speak the language”. Same applies to you! HAHAHA!

    Peace <3
    Jay

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  • May 23, 2014 at 11:49 am
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    LOL! My dad, who was a doctor, grew up in Arkansas, USA. Evidently, “You alright?” was a standard greeting as he grew up. But was quite odd as a doctor in the north. It confused many patients, friends and co-workers.

    Take it all in. I love nothing more than experiencing other cultures.

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  • May 23, 2014 at 11:57 pm
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    LOL! I’m glad that you’re alright and that you’re getting acclimated to the city.

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  • May 24, 2014 at 6:19 pm
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    I hate the greeting, howโ€™s it going, or how are you, to me they are questions which aren’t a greeting. But I’m guilty of using how ya going. Should just turn around and say Hi.
    Hi
    ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • May 24, 2014 at 6:52 pm
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    LOL. Just don’t go into great medical detail if you aren’t ‘alright’! Have you bumped into someone and they say “Sorry” like it’s their fault? That’s really annoying! But very British.

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  • May 26, 2014 at 8:03 pm
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    hahahah. you alright? Maybe people think you are being shifty-eyed not
    realising you’re from overseas and just don’t know the area well enough
    yet. Get sunglasses!

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  • May 27, 2014 at 7:49 am
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    Greetings Shannon babe, yes now also don’t forget to have some fun on your journey onwards & upwards ๐Ÿ™‚

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