It occurs to me that when I say “Hey” to folks, that I am really meaning different things.
There is the “Hey!”: as in “I’m so glad to see you!” This is the norm.
There is the “Heeeyy”: as in “There in no inflection in my voice because I’m not that excited to see you, but I’ll stretch out this “hey” to make you feel like I am.” I’m guilty of this one.
There is the “Heyyyyy”: as in “Wait just a minute, you are saying something to me and I’m just figuring out what you really meant.” Often, eyes will squint while saying this one.
There is the “HehEYyy”: as in “BIG inflection in my voice because I am thinking big thoughts about you.” Also found a lot in Southern cultures. It’s sort of like hearing a Hey rainbow.
And last but not least:
There is the “Hey-HEY-hey”: as in “A greeting with a lot of attitude.” Also found watching That’s So Raven.
Here’s hoping this week’s blog offerings are better than this one.