At the adoption event last weekend, we were situated near the entrance to the store, which was also near the checkout aisles. And when you're posted right near the checkout aisles, you can't help but overhear the conversations of people waiting in line.
An older woman was standing in line, and then a man got in line behind her, and they recognized each other as friends who hadn't seen each other in a while, and they got to chatting.
"So!," the woman said. "How's your family?"
The man hesitated for a moment, then smiled and said, "You know what? That's not a really great question for me right now. How's YOUR family?"
I love that answer. I plan to use it in the future. "That's not a really great question for me right now." Perfect.