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Empty words reflect wasted opportunities - The Galveston County Daily News : Columns

October 25, 2014

Empty words reflect wasted opportunities

Posted: Sunday, May 4, 2014 12:15 am | Updated: 5:57 pm, Tue Jul 15, 2014.

So,” said the voice on the other end of the phone, “how are you doing these days?”

We all use this phrase as a placeholder — a few moments at the front of a conversation to help us gather a breath and get our mental footing. Both parties recognize it for this purpose and generally begin formulating their next set of words as the other is repeating a narrow range of socially acceptable responses.

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