an inquiry under selfish pretense...where the poser of the question is only truly interested in reciprocation so that they may expound upon their experiences.
carissa: how was your weekend?
tim: not bad...yours?
carissa: oh my gosh! i went to the mall on friday...where i got a new dress because i was invited to this wedding on sunday...but saturday night i got way too drunk with my friends from college...we went to this bar downtown that had martinis for $4...so on sunday i was really hung over........
tim (under his breath): fuckin' courtesy question