For some odd reason, I think there was a Garfield cartoon (of all things) on the same topic.
Couldn't find it, but it was something along the lines of someone asking Garfield, "How are you?"
Garfield then responds "Do you mean that in the meaningless social fluff kind of way, or do you actually want to know?"
The other says "The meaningless social fluff..."
To which he replies, "Ah! Fine, how are you?"
There is a chance I'm confusing it with another comic.
In unrelated yet bizarre news, we are 3 links distant on LinkedIn, so I know someone who knows someone who knows you professionally apparently.