General note to the world and at least one person in particular:
Don't ask how I'm doing if you don't want to hear the answer.
Fortunately for you, I have a lot of miles on me, and I've developed a few skills. I can pick up quickly that, even though you asked about what I've been up to, it was only social courtesy, and you do not give two figs about what's going on in my life (after I heard all about yours in excruciating detail). Fortunately for you, I gave you the short version of my situation.
Really, I'm more bemused than offended.
But if you don't want to hear it, don't ask. I won't tell.