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Say ‘Hi’ with a smile

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I yearn for the days when people would greet you with a friendly smile and a simple "Hi." Nowadays everyone wants to know "How are you doing?" It's a meaningless and insincere question that elicits a meaningless and insincere response. It's a power play that sets the questioner on higher ground. A smile linked with a "Hi" is very natural. Try to smile when you say "How are you doing?"

Let's return to the thrilling days of yesteryear and bring back the old-fashioned "hi" and a smile.

Dennis Merrill

Salt Lake City