Someone at work today asked me why I say “howdy” all the time instead of “hello” or “hi”. Frankly, I really had no idea why I have chosen this form of greeting, and confess to have never put any thought into it before. I didn’t think it was that important, but the person at work figured I was from out West. Then it clicked. Ev answers the phone and starts email with “howdy”, and he hopes that’s ok with me. Apparently it’s more than ok with me, as I seem to be emulating him.

That’s not a bad thing, and besides, “howdy!” sounds all friendly-like.