Vera, please don't tell me you're one of those people who, when you ask, "How are you?", you reply, "I'm well, thanks."
Yes, it's more correct grammatically (most of us aren't that "good" all the time, except for Eric Clapton and Mother Teresa and so forth), but criminee, we're talkin' conversational English here!
I wrangle with written English every day, in which precision and clarity are rather important (just ask our clients who are complying with some EPA rule), but I am less fastidious when it comes to jabbering with my acquaintances.
When they ask me to give a speech at the UN, I'll be a little more careful in my rhetorical choices.
Actually, I say "I'm well, thank you, and yourself?" C'mon though...you still gotta love me, right??
How can we sleep while our beds are burning???