Between the lines I sense a deeper reflection around the question "how are you?" here @Janarthanan so i'm sharing my view 🙂 In Germany, people tend to be honest if being asked this question, and I like that. The person asking this question might not always want to hear the truth, as I understood in some countries this question is being asked in almost any occasion, e.g. when you're entering a shop or really for any first contact as part of the etiquette. My first time in Australia I remember that I was even confused when people in a shop asked me this and I never knew what to respond (as in why does a stranger care how I'm doing?) until I learned "I'm fine" is all that's wanted in most cases. If you're not feeling fine, you might prefer to say "I'm okay" or "could be better " and that's fine too, it's then up to the other person to handle the answer 😄
I do that if it feels more accurate than "I'm fine". And if I ask "how are you?", I can handle the truth if someone is not just fine, but everyone is different and it's acceptable if people don't really want to know how you really are doing as it's an etiquette for many.
A person calls me with a request for work that is a low priority.
The standard answer, "It will go onto a list to be prioritized later". That's true. Now here come the usual lie, "It most likely will be done later."
Sometimes that's not a lie. It is on the list - it's just buried. So I might sneak it in with a different change I'm making. Sometimes....