How Are “We” Doing? Is There A Mouse In Your Pocket?
Ever go to a restaurant, or any place in public, and have someone ask “How are WE doing”? That grates on my nerves.
You would think that when the person asks “we”, that they are asking about themselves as well…and I have no clue how they are doing. I didn’t ask yet.
I am not an English major, but I know that this isn’t proper grammar usage. According to Merriam Webster, the definition of “we” is: I and the rest of a group that includes me – you and I.
So, how do I encounter this? When I am asked “how are ‘we’ doing”, I could tell them that I have absolutely no clue how you are doing, but I am OK. Or I could be my typical “nice” self and just be cordial.
How do you deal with this? Does it bother you? Am I being overly sensitive?