One of the first things you get to know when you learn a foreign language is how to greet people and ask them how they are. Typical things that can have a different outcome depending on the country.
For example in Poland you risk hearing a whole bunch of complaints on how the world is unfair, the government sucks, the prices are too high and the salaries too low. Alternatively you might also hear a story of an entire family of the person you asked with a simple jak leci? (“how is it going?”).
In Italy I noticed that once you ask someone come va? in response, except of the customary bene (“good”), you can hear also… sono stanco/a (“I’m tired”). I mean, I can understand this answer if the person is asked in the afternoon/evening, because you have all the right to be worn out after a day of work, but why, WHY do people tell me they are tired in the very beginning of the day? No matter what day of the week it is, what hour, if they actually did something before or just slept until 12pm, they are ALWAYS tired…
Ok, sometimes, if you haven’t slept well or enough, you can feel like that. But if the same person tells me the same thing everyday in the morning, there is something wrong here, seriously.
Dear Italian friends, what do you do, that you are always so tired?