Each time I am asked one of these counterfeit greetings, it makes me want to microwave a small puppy. Seeing as this reaction would be severely frowned upon, and hardly worth the pleasure it would bring to me, I instead react in a more socially accepted way. Here's an example:
Why can't things be left as simple as they should be, with a simple "hello", or even better, a smile or nod of the head? By using one of these "simple" greetings, the best of both worlds are achieved. From pretentious assholes to benevolent losers, all can be polite without putting up the bullshit facade that they (or you) actually care. It's a beautiful concept that humanity is too stupid and unwilling to realize. Unfortunately, humanity is so fucking lazy nowadays, we will more than likely be stuck with the process of acting and asking/answering questions we don't care about for the rest of time. "Hey, how are you? Please don't answer, as I do not care" "I'm doing well, I also do not care how you are, but I'll ask anyways"