Two men chat at the bar in rather elegant 1930s style.
Don't you think "Good morning/afternoon/evening," or even the more formal "How do you do?" might be preferable to the now oh so common (in several senses) interjection "Hey!", the clownish "How you doin'?", or the truly insipid "T'sup?"? I am rapidly coming to detest the latter three in my daily journeys through humanity. Likewise, let's agree not even to mention the hackneyed "Nice to meet you." Ugh! What in the world happened to the simple and (almost always) appropriate, "Hello. How are you?"?