This looks familiar . . .
When I ran across this yesterday it made me smile because if you know me well, you know that there is fine and then there is Julie fine, which my family will tell you means: absolutely "NOT FINE."
Make sense? Absolutely not, of course it doesn't. It's what we optimistic people (mostly women) say when life isn't great or something is wrong and we don't want to pull anyone down into our dismal black hole of emotional distress. That is precisely why this image hit home because apparently I've some fellow comrades out there.
So, how do you know which people on the planet that say "fine" truly mean they are fine and dandy, or which people are who say it are just Julie fine??
From my standpoint, a sincere "are you sure you're really fine?" will allow a friend to possibly open up and relate how they are feeling. Or, on the other hand, really confuse someone who literally IS fine as they try explaining to you that yes, indeed, they are great and will you stop probing already!